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Daily Deviation - The Land that is not

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 9, 2014, 5:34 AM





I long for the land that is not,
For all that is, I am weary of wanting.
The moon speaks to me in silvern runes
About the land that is not.
The land where all our wishes become wondrously fulfilled,
The land where all our fetters fall,
The land where we cool our bleeding forehead
In the dew of the moon.
My life was a burning illusion,
But one thing I have found and one thing I have really won -
The road to the land that is not.

In the land that is not
My beloved walks with a glittering crown.
Who is my beloved? The night is dark
And the stars quiver in reply.
Who is my beloved? What is his name?
The heavens arch higher and higher
And a human child is drowned in the endless fogs
And knows no reply.
But a human child is nothing but certainty.
And it stretches its arms higher than all heavens.
And there comes a reply:
I am the one you love and always shall love.


Edith Södergran (1892-1923 / Finland)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_S%…




The other day I couldn't stop crying, listening Sinikka Langeland interpretation of this poem:

www.allmusic.com/album/the-lan…
open.spotify.com/track/5M2MtQc…

I couldn't help, I laid in my wife arms, crying, I don't kow was it sadness, happiness, a high emotion was flowing out of me as a river...


Today, this photograph has received a daily deviation. Thank you  

:iconbokehlight: :iconkaz-d:

for suggesting and featuring it.

I wish to dedicate this daily deviation to
Edith Södergran and Sinikka Langeland


:heart:





  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Sinikka Langeland
  • Reading: Edith Södergran
  • Drinking: Green tea
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:iconra-gro:
ra-gro Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
congrats! :clap:
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:iconjakezdaniel:
JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014   Photographer
thanks!
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Fant0me Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Félicitations :rose:
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:iconjakezdaniel:
JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014   Photographer
Merci Catherine :hug:
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:iconlawrencew:
lawrencew Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Photographer
congrats...
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:iconjakezdaniel:
JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014   Photographer
Merci monsieur
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:iconpierre-lagarde:
Pierre-Lagarde Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Bien joué :D Mérité :D
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:iconjakezdaniel:
JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014   Photographer
Merci Pierre
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:iconpierre-lagarde:
Pierre-Lagarde Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Pas de quoi Stéphane :D
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DougNZ Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Nice work Stephane, congrats!
The song is cool too, though I didn't cry while listening, maybe next time ;-)
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:iconjakezdaniel:
JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014   Photographer
Thank you Doug.
I don't cry everytime either ;)
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ZiaulKareem Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations!
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:iconjakezdaniel:
JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Photographer
Thank you
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martaraff Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
:D Congrats! *:hug:* :clap:*
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:iconjakezdaniel:
JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Photographer
Thank you :hug:
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JakobHovmanDK Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

Fave...

The Land that is not...reminds me…

 of: “A Midsummer Nights Dream”...!

I have spent many evenings...
nights...and early mornings...
on a Swedish lake...or river...
rowing…or fishing.

Alone…or together…

with family…friends…
loved ones.

 

Experiencing views…like this...

the mist…the chill…

and the silence…!

 

Singing…shouting...
Single notes…
or Words...!

Making splashes…

and listening…to distorted echoes…

bouncing back…from the shores...!

 
A Land…that is not…

A land…that has been…

but is now…in my dreams.

Land of Ephemera…at the most…!

Thank You… Stéphane…

For this journal…and insight…

Into your mind...and heart…!

 

The gentle slow shutter speed…

the simple scene…and composition…

of sky reflected… in ripples on water…

is…in my view…

the essence…

of you…!

I understand your love…

of the songs…and music…

from Sweden.

The solitude…of Folk music:

A  “Jänta” …singing a Jojk…

combined…

with the multitude …of Jazz.

 

Congrats…

on a well deserved Daily Deviation…!


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:iconjakezdaniel:
JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Photographer
Thank you Jakob for those words.
I really enjoy them all.

This song is not from Sweden. The singer and musician (playing finnish kantele) is from Norway, the poet is from Finland but the language is swedish.

I love the northern country jazz where I can feel the fresh breeze, the silence, the water, my mind flying...
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AlexandraB24 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
congratulations. Beautiful work
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:iconjakezdaniel:
JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Photographer
Thank you Alexandra
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partiallyHere Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
:heart: :heart: félicitations Stéphane!
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:iconjakezdaniel:
JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Photographer
Merci Hanan :tighthug:
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gingersfunkyphotos Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Photographer
What a wonderful meditation with the image.  Congrats to you!
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:iconjakezdaniel:
JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Photographer
Thank you :hug:
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fine, congrats, very well deserved and not only for that :D
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JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Photographer
thank you Christiane! :heart:
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