Saturday, June 14, 2008

Dance there upon the shore;
What need have you to care
For wind or water’s roar?
And tumble out your hair
That the salt drops have wet;
Being young you have not known
The fool’s triumph, nor yet
Love lost as soon as won,
Nor the best labourer dead
And all the sheaves to bind.
What need have you to dread
The monstrous crying of wind?

Words: from W.B. Yeats, To a Child dancing in the Wind , 1916; image by Mitch J Johnson via Flickr.


Anonymous said...

Hi, I am Mitch J Johnson, the photographer of photo the corresponding photo. I wanted to say thank you for using the proper citation of my work, and I enjoyed reading the words along side it.

Transpontine said...

Thanks Mitch, believe me I searched through several hundred flickr images under 'dancing' and 'beach' before I found one as good as yours.