Friday, 26 August 2011

Lindisfarne Senryu

Early in the Twentieth Century, the Portugese cellist, Guilhermina Augusta Xavier de Medim Suggia Carteado Mena (1885-1950), known as Guilhermina Suggia was a frequent visitor to Lindisfarne Castle. She was briefly engaged to the then-owner, Edward Hudson. The reasons for the breaking of the engagement are unclear.

here is a cello
like a coffin full of air
the space around it


playing a Bach suite
the harebells for company
the sea, listening


                               Photo: Karen Rivron

Campanula rotundifolia (harebells) growing on the wall of 
Lindisfarne Castle 


The Weaver of Grass said...

Beautiful - love the photo too.

A Cuban In London said...

The sea, listening. And we listen to it, too, returning the favour. Beautiful poem and an equally beautiful image. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

John Hayes said...

Beautiful poem--especially the coffin image--wow!

Rachel Fenton said...

What a cool post, Dominic - loved the history, the words and the image[ry]. The sea, "list[en]ing"..I probably read more into it than I shuld but I found it very rich for all its simplicity. Beautiful.

Dominic Rivron said...

Thanks for these comments, everyone.

patteran said...

Indeed, beautiful, Dominic. Small but perfectly constituted.

Dominic Rivron said...

patteran: Thank you.