Shop

What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow
Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man,
You cannot say, or guess, for you know only
A heap of broken images, where the sun beats,
And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,
And the dry stone no sound of water. Only
There is shadow under this red rock,
(Come in under the shadow of this red rock),
And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.

T.S.Eliot
‘The Burial of the Dead’

City, late afternon, summer.

Tags

shadows, street, ts eliot

Comments

  • Clo Sed
    Clo Sedover 3 years ago

    my favourite moment of the day
    when shadows show us another reality
    beautiful image

  • For me it is often a melancholy time – as if there is a gaping chasm between those two worlds, a homeless, exiled feeling. A time when mothers check that their babies are all safely tucked in and that children have come inside from their games in the street. The loneliest time of day.

    – Evelyn Bach

  • Clo Sed
    Clo Sedover 3 years ago

    and beautiful text…

  • Yes, Eliot has been a favourite of mine for a long time.

    – Evelyn Bach

  • Ladyshark
    Ladysharkover 3 years ago

    Congrats on your feature! :)

  • :-))) big smiles and thank you’s.

    – Evelyn Bach

  • takenwithfilm
    takenwithfilmover 3 years ago

    A lovely piece Evelyn

  • Thank you Andrew. I’m enjoying your film work.

    – Evelyn Bach

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 3 years ago

    Fantastic scenery by your great arrangement:)
    Keep your family relationship, they are precious and we have only one…
    Best regards,
    Sunny

  • Hi Sunny, thank you for your lovely compliment and kind words.

    – Evelyn Bach

  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanover 3 years ago

    the best evening shadows
    great work

  • Wow, Danica Thank you. I’m still gobsmacked from my encounter with your wonderful Tunnel image. Isn’t it great how themes seem to emerge here on rb.

    – Evelyn Bach

  • Brian Gaynor
    Brian Gaynorover 3 years ago

    Evelyn, I love your street photography. Essays could be written about the various subjects and interpretations. Great work.

  • What a lovely thing to say! Thanks so much, Brian.

    – Evelyn Bach

  • Farfarm
    Farfarmabout 3 years ago

    Shadows just stay appealing !! Always

  • so true. I love shadows! Thank you

    – Evelyn Bach

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait