A Broken Appointment by Thomas Hardy

You did not come,
And marching Time drew on, and wore me numb.
Yet less for loss of your dear presence there
Than that I thus found lacking in your make
That high compassion which can overbear
Reluctance for pure lovingkindness’ sake
Grieved I, when, as the hope-hour stroked its sum,
You did not come.

You love not me,
And love alone can lend you loyalty;
I know and knew it. But, unto the store
Of human deeds divine in all but name,
Was it not worth a little hour or more
To add yet this: Once you, a woman, came
To soothe a time-torn man; even though it be
You love not me.

Vista House ~ Crown Point ~ Columbia River Gorge ~ Oregon ~ USA
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  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 3 years ago

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...almost 3 years ago

    Very poignant and beautiful in it’s simplicity !!

  • thank you so much !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • zoequixote
    zoequixotealmost 3 years ago

    beautiful! i love the depth of field, and the color!

  • thank you so much !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 3 years ago

    fabulous image, a beautifully taken shot,well done,dawn

  • thank you dawn !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 3 years ago

    so beautiful Francis… :)

  • thank you karin !
    my best, francis.

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  • Dwarkan
    Dwarkanalmost 3 years ago

    Superbe cher Francis, le contraste entre les fleurs et le fond est magnifique !

  • merci infiniment cher dominique !
    amicalement, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful work

  • thank you so much !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisalmost 3 years ago


  • thank you anna !
    my best, francis.

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  • Tula Top
    Tula Topalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely DOF, light, and composition, Francis!

  • thank you tula !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful detail, Francis! Love that spot of colour amidst all of the deep tones. Great work!

  • thank you damienne !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

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