Monday, November 18, 2013

A bird ballet by Neels Castillon


“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all -

And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
And sore must be the storm -
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm -

I’ve heard it in the chillest land -
And on the strangest Sea -
Yet - never - in Extremity,
It asked a crumb - of me.
~ Emily Dickinson

Have a soaring, transcendent week, everyone!

16 comments:

Birdie said...

I love that hope never gives up on us. Even when we give up, hope will show up and nudge us along.

My Garden Diaries said...

Nothing more beautiful...my goodness! Took my breath away. Life is glorious!

Audrey said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Would LOVE to see that ballet in person.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

A friend of mine needs this this morning - I am going to send this to them :)

Claudia Aguilar said...

Very soothing! Absolutely wonderful ballet.

Christine Altmiller said...

What a lovely way to start the day :-) Thank you, Janice.

AntiquityTravelers said...

great post Janice! Emily is one of my favorites - she always makes me think a little harder. And the bird ballet ... how cool is that?

sophie...^5 said...

This is incredible, I want to watch it over and over again. Thank you so much for sharing and have a good day!
Ron and Sophie
PS: I am a ol' school chum of Louise of "Standing Into Danger". Also my post today has birds too.

Cheer!

Almost Precious said...

The poem is beautiful, wish I could have watched the video but it wasn't working for me. Went to the Vimeo site and same thing there, I could not click on and watch the film - maybe I had to join their site in order to view their videos ?"
But I have seen some amazing films on TV showing huge swarms of small birds doing incredible acrobatics in flight . . . so many of them and yet never a one flew into another bird, their agility and grace was truly unbelievable.

Jane Chérie said...

Beautiful poem from one of my favorite poet!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I love this! It is incredible. This is the third time I'm watching this today, and I can't get enough of it!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

So marvellous, I loved it xx

Miss Val's Creations said...

Wow! That clip is amazing. I have never seen so many birds together. Beautiful Dickinson words to accompany it.

Fundy Blue said...

What a lovely video, B&R! amazing too! I watched it several times! Hope all is well with you!

Magic Love Crow said...

So beautiful!! I hope you've had a great week ;o) Hugs ;o)

Erika said...

Thank you for sharing this inspiring post. I love Emily's thoughts on hope and birds. When I was little, I remember being on the playground at six and someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I said a bird. I graduated to wanting to be a Bald eagle when I was nine, but ever since, I associate birds with a feeling of hope. Hugs. Erika

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