Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sepia Enchantment

Our family doctor has rented this marvelous art decor town house for his practice.
The clean pillars, the swung lines, and suddenly the gargoyles are making faces at us, when we visit. There are also some beautiful stained glasses. I'll use them for Ruby Tuesday.

A Gargoyle's Tears

Sunday, October 27, 2002

The tears of an ancient gargoyle,
perched on a ruin's wall,
frozen there by nature's hand,
condemned to never fall.

The gnarled and eerie features
of it's stony, staring face,
though worn by time, still give us pause
in this cold and lonely place.

What ancient craftsman fashioned this,
what nightmare caused his mind,
to give this creature angel's wings,
then sculpt it's face unkind ?

What spiteful muse did whisper
and guide the maker's hand
to loathesome brow, to leering grin
and evil crouching stand ?

Eyes that only seem to glare
in anger at the fate,
that gave it only ugliness,
then made it sit, and wait.

In cold eternal silence,
it's tears the only trace,
of a soul forever hiding,
the truth, behind the face

Patricia A. Boudreau.

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16 comments:

Debbie said...

I love this architecture Felisol! What a beautiful building to house your doctor's practice. I remember visiting Notre Dame in Paris and the gargoyles. So amazing!

Thank you for your kind comments, encouragement and Scripture verses you always share with me. I am so grateful to my Norwegian friend.

Love you,
Debbie

Marice said...

the place looks perfect in sepia :)

u may view mine here

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

A lovely and romantic sepia picture :)

http://foto.rudenius.se/post/2010/05/26/Sepia-Scenes-e28093-Opera-House.aspx

Patti said...

Such a beautiful house. i love the design.

Looks nice in the yellow-y sepia you chose for it, Felisol.

maryt/theteach said...

Sepia Enchantment with bicycles, felisol! Ha! Great Sepia Scenes post! :)

Ralph said...

The frame is dreamy, the edges of the photo move into the fog that hides the edges Nice!

Annie said...

Marvelous poem. Gargoyles always intrigue and fascinate. I find it interesting that an otherwise modern building would have gargoyles incorporated into its adornment. This building would definitely attract my attention and encourage me to linger for a while.

Felisol said...

Teach Mary,
don't you see there's a pair of bicycles in the picture?
Who knows if or when the "twain shall meet"?

Amrita said...

Your doctor 's place looks very welcoming and relaxing.Rich people in India are also making fancy houses like this. Architectural designing is big business here.

I liked the gargoyle poem

John Cowart said...

Intriguing poem and one of your best photos yet. Haunting with bicycles!

Your posts keep getting bette4r and better.

John

EG Wow said...

This is marvelous in sepia! The monochrome shows off the strong lines and the sepia gives it warmth.

sniehans said...

Fantastic! Stunning in sepia [and I bet a fun building to work in!]!

Sonja said...

This building is lovely, what a place to go to visit the doctor!
I love old architecture, and can't wait for our visit to Norway this summer. It will be a quick trip, but I want to absorby as much as possible. I just looked down again at your flag pictures from the last post. Your photos are unbelievably clear and perfect!

I think many of my photos make me feel like saying uff da!!

Keep showing us Norway... it never gets old!

Love,
Sonja

Trish said...

Lovely...you are blessed to see this gorgeous place every time that you visit the Doctor. Can't wait to see your Ruby Tuesday post.
Love,
trish

Carol Joy said...

Hello again Felisol! I just saw your comment on my sister Sonja's blog, thank you! You are indeed our Norwegian friend... I am going to Hood River this weekend (our "Tromso" in Oregon....idential in ways) and dig in to my fresh salmon! As I saw your picture it made me think how excited I am that some of my Norwegian relatives will be wearing their bunads at my daughter's wedding in July! Just again, love your Norway input, along with sharing your heart strings in life....keep it up!

Your Norske friend,
Carol Joy

Mrs. Mac said...

I love the artistic flare you gave to your sepia pic. Now I'm intrigued to see a picture of the whole house. Beautiful paring with the gargoyle poem