- Arts and Culture
- Blogger's Choice
- Design Curator
- Designs for Aging
- Environmental Science
- Fashion Industry
- Film Industry
- Furniture Design
- Hotel Design
- Landscape Architecture
- Landscape Lighting
- LED Technology
- Lighting Artists
- Lighting Research
- Luxury Travel
- Public Art
- Restaurant Design
- Sustainable Thinking
May 10, 2012
“Humming Bird” by D.H. Lawrence
I can imagine, in some otherworld
Primeval-dumb, far back
In that most awful stillness, that only gasped and hummed,
Humming-birds raced down the avenues.
Before anything had a soul,
While life was a heave of Matter, half inanimate,
This little bit chipped off in brilliance
And went whizzing through the slow, vast, succulent stems.
I believe there were no flowers, then,
In the world where the humming-bird flashed ahead of creation.
I believe he pierced the slow vegetable veins with his long beak.
As mosses, and little lizards, they say were once big.
Probably he was a jabbing, terrifying monster.
We look at him through the wrong end of the long telescope of Time,
Luckily for us.2 Comments