Forgotten Words

I’ve forgotten the words with which to tell you.  I knew them once, but I’ve forgotten them, and now I’m talking to you without them.”

Marguerite Duras, Emily L.
Peony 4


20 responses

  1. beautiful – the soft radiating light is so enchanting

    June 17, 2013 at 3:45 pm

  2. Literature may, but visual art doesn’t need to have a word.
    As our perception, and the each parts of brain are
    completely different anyway. 😉

    June 17, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    • I agree. And yes, images and language are stored in different parts of the brain.

      June 18, 2013 at 3:50 pm

  3. And well-chosen words they are, Melanie….I find myself in the same situation out in the canyons and mountains sometimes…beholding a vista that is breath-taking…beyond simple or grand superlatives…indeed beyond our words for expression……an understandable sentiment with your image here, too… very nice…..

    June 17, 2013 at 4:21 pm

  4. Very dreamlike – love the way it works with the text. There but not there.

    June 17, 2013 at 5:54 pm

  5. This is stunning, Melanie.

    June 17, 2013 at 9:18 pm

  6. It looks like it is glowing and radiating its own light.

    June 17, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    • I agree; that’s exactly what caught my eye about it. I’m glad I was able to capture it.

      June 18, 2013 at 3:51 pm

  7. I love that quote. No words needed, just your silken image. : )

    June 18, 2013 at 2:22 am

  8. Just a beautiful combination of words and dreamy photo 🙂

    June 18, 2013 at 8:39 am

  9. Marguerite is the French word for daisy.

    June 18, 2013 at 11:56 am

    • Yes. Perhaps on another day I’ll pair up Duras and a daisy. 🙂

      June 18, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      • Yes, and you can drink a margarita when you do. Also, if you split up her last name you have dur as, meaning ‘hard ace.’

        June 18, 2013 at 5:27 pm

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