Thursday, 1 May 2008

St Beuno's; Goodnight.

The Chapel in darkness, you can just see a light in the window.
The bell tower.
The main corridor and part of the dining room.
Mist over the valleys.

Goodbye for now, I leave you with some pictures taken at night, with my prayers. I do hope you have enjoyed my rambling, pictures and reflections as much as I have enjoyed sharing them with you. I leave you with Gerard Manley Hopkins, 'The Starlight Night'.

LOOK at the stars! look, look up at the skies!
O look at all the fire-folk sitting in the air!
The bright boroughs, the circle-citadels there!
Down in dim woods the diamond delves! the elves’-eyes!
The grey lawns cold where gold, where quickgold lies!
Wind-beat whitebeam! airy abeles set on a flare!
Flake-doves sent floating forth at a farmyard scare!—
Ah well! it is all a purchase, all is a prize.
Buy then! bid then!—What?—Prayer, patience, aims, vows.
Look, look: a May-mess, like on orchard boughs!
Look! March-bloom, like on mealed-with-yellow sallows!
These are indeed the barn; withindoors house
The shocks. This piece-bright paling shuts the spouse
Christ home, Christ and his mother and all his hallows.

Signed: Christopher McGuinness.