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If Thou Wert Dead

Richard Pitman

London, United Kingdom

Artist's Description

Orford Ness, now part of the National Trust, was formerly administered by The Ministry of Defence. A site on which secret military tests were conducted during both world wars and The Cold War.

Featured:
Wide Angle Photography – Dec 2011
Visualizing Emotion – Jan 2012

“A Foreboding” by James Russell Lowell.
What were the whole void world, if thou wert dead,
Whose briefest absence can eclipse my day,
And make the hours that danced with Time away
Drag their funereal steps with muffled head?
Through thee, meseems, the very rose is red,
From thee the violet steals its breath in May,
From thee draw life all things that grow not gray,
And by thy force the happy stars are sped.
Thou near, the hope of thee to overflow
Fills all my earth and heaven, as when in Spring,
Ere April come, the birds and blossoms know,
And grasses brighten round her feet to cling;
Nay, and this hope delights all nature so
That the dumb turf I tread on seems to sing.

Canon 60D, Sigma 10-20mm.

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