I saw the daughter of the sun by Anima Fotografie

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I saw the daughter of the sun; she stood
Under the north rise of the copse, where now
The shade-hoar faded, where began to show
Pale primrose heads, fresh as her own pale hood
Of straight hair, groups of early mercury
No greener than her own plain sheeny gown -
Long had I wandered in the winter-town
Of smoke-grey fog, of stone grey field and tree

Nor girl she seemed, nor goddess; her grave face’
Soft as a child’s, yet wise, brighter than spring,
More warm than summer, had strange shadowing,
Then mundane lustre held both more and less;

No mirth was there, no glee, no eagerness,
No love, save love for every living thing.

Elizabeth Daryush

(Old Angel statue circa 1915 found in a graveyard in County Wicklow, Ireland).


angel, death, graveyard, grief, loss


  • Stephen Rowsell
    Stephen Rowsellabout 6 years ago

    great capture of emotion and the DOF is spot on

  • Ridiculously belated thanks!

    – Anima Fotografie

  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingabout 6 years ago

    beautiful beautiful hand

  • Ridiculously belated thanks!

    – Anima Fotografie

  • Jill Sprague
    Jill Spragueabout 6 years ago

    Brilliant beauty!

  • Ridiculously belated thanks Jill!

    – Anima Fotografie

  • scottimages
    scottimagesalmost 6 years ago

    Such beauty…. this is a real treasure….. straight to my favourites!

  • Thank you so much for the kind comments Rosemary.

    – Anima Fotografie

  • Gerijuliaj
    Gerijuliajalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture, perfect DOF and composition. Wonderful quote also.

  • Ridiculously belated thanks!

    – Anima Fotografie

  • gail anderson
    gail andersonalmost 6 years ago

    composition and tones are wonderful! she’s spectacular!

  • Ridiculously belated thanks Gail!

    – Anima Fotografie

  • Graham Lea
    Graham Leaover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous photo, Desmond.

  • Ridiculously belated thanks Graham!

    – Anima Fotografie

  • Jeff Clark
    Jeff Clarkover 5 years ago

    Wonderful DOF and composition.

  • Ridiculously belated thanks Jeff!

    – Anima Fotografie

  • dmvphotos
    dmvphotosabout 5 years ago

    Wow…this looks so real…as though there is still life there! Amazing capture!

  • What a wonderful compliment, thank you!

    – Anima Fotografie

  • Bernadette Watts
    Bernadette Wattsabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! Perfect DOF, perfect crop, perfect POV…love the hand, and the hint of the wing… excellent!

  • Belated thanks for your thoughtful comment Bernadette!

    – Anima Fotografie

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