Place to be

And I was green, greener than a hill
Where flowers grew and the sun shone still
Now I’m darker than the deepest sea
Just hand me down, give me a place to be.

Nick Drake


14 responses

  1. Rufus Mangrove

    lovely. and drake’s words are always apt and beautiful and haunting.

    December 24, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    • Oh yes, and I only recently discovered his haunting genius…Thanks so much for the visit and compliment Rufus.

      December 26, 2011 at 4:15 pm

  2. Sorrowful and yet so true words. And a beautiful picture to match them. I wish you find the place, a peaceful Christmas and all the best.

    December 24, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    • Yes, it’s the words that really drew me to this overtly sentimental shot…
      Thanks so much Sifrim, and I hope you had a warm and comforting Christmas.

      December 26, 2011 at 4:13 pm

  3. Very poignant.

    December 24, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    • Hmm, I think it’s a bit much really…But thanks, glad you liked it!

      December 26, 2011 at 4:11 pm

  4. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    Have a wonderful day.

    Best wishes

    YesBut & Mrs YB

    December 25, 2011 at 10:07 am

    • Thank you so much, hope you and Mrs YB had a wonderful day yesterday.

      December 26, 2011 at 4:09 pm

  5. Very solid stuff, JP. I like both the image and the words very much – and they go together well. I like the way the colours of the little birds are echoed in the paler patches of the ?pavement. Excellent – you’re really getting deep with these posts, and that’s something I don’t tire of at all. Adrian

    December 26, 2011 at 10:08 am

    • I must admit that I never intended to use this one, it’s a bit too sentimental – even for me! But, I don’t know, it’s Christmas and I suppose the sentimentality is excusable this time of year, LOL. Glad you liked it though!

      December 26, 2011 at 4:08 pm

  6. Recently heard a Nick Drake tribute concert.. was very powerful stuff. Happy holidays and have a wonderful 2012!

    December 26, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    • Oh wow, that must have been incredible! And to think I only discovered him (very) recently…
      Thank you Sheila, hope you have a superb 2012 as well.

      December 26, 2011 at 7:20 pm

  7. Sentimental is my middle name, man. And the things we pass by on the road & no one pays attention to are the things that stuck in my mind. It’s just the same with your great imagery, Jean-Pierre. They stuck in my eyes & mind. They are haunting me & I can’t get rid off them. Like ghosts following me everywhere I go. Like companions on these gravel roads. Like allies always just there. Amd that does not only look great but feels much greater. Thanks, my friend!

    All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

    December 27, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    • Yeah, it’s like you said, man. All those lost shapes next to the road, getting stuck in one’s mind, that’s so how it is. I can’t help but notice them, and treasuring them…Like companions, keeping you safe in yourself. Thanks for journeying with me, my friend.

      December 27, 2011 at 7:34 pm

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