Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Upside down or right side up?



"Each time I see the Upside-Down Man
Standing in the water,
I look at him and start to laugh
Although I shouldn't Oughtter.
For maybe in another world,
Another time,
Another town, 
Maybe HE is right side up
And I am upside down."

~Shel Silverstein~

35 comments:

Susan said...

Aw, a beautiful choice of poetry and that wonderful photo Denise... incredible.
Swans are so flexible and graceful :D)

Linda said...

What a magnificent post, Denise...I have always found swans graceful and soothing to watch.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Nice photo and words. The whole world seems pretty upside-down to me, much of the time!

Ginny said...

I am thinking this glorious swan is preening. And just as lovely as that is the wonderful little poem!! What a wonderful pair!

Anne Jeffries said...

So happy to be reminded of Shel S. Now that I'm a grandmother, I will have to search my bookshelves for the one Shel S. that I have.

Jill Harrison said...

maybe we should all stand upside down now and then - the world looks a whole lot different!
have a great week and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

Margaret Adamson said...

Brilliant shot and poem

Valerie said...

That is a GREAT shot of the swan, Denise, and your choice of poem couldn't be bettered.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Denise, I love the cute poem and the swan photo.. Lovely post! Have a happy Tuesday!

Michelle said...

A perfect pairing of photo and words!

Gabi said...

A beautifull shot!
♥Greetings from Gabi

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Beatrice P. Boyd said...

A good pairing of words and photo, Denise.

gigihawaii said...

Your photos are so colorful, Denise. Love the poem as well as the birds in the previous post. Don't care for bees, though. Lol.

Sandra said...

I LOVE THIS PHOTO.. amazing and so pretty.. perfect for the quote.

Barbara Rogers said...

Great poem which helps my ego immensely. But your shot of the swan is utterly fabulous!!!

TexWisGirl said...

too cute!

Rose said...

This is a wonderful shot!

Your 'upside down' made me think of a song...cannot remember who it is by or any words except: 'Upside down! Boy you turn me inside out!' Now will have that stuck in my head.

William Kendall said...

Whimsical poetry!

It takes a lot of work to look that good!

ellen b. said...

Wonderful!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I did not remember that poem and I absolutely love it! I have a post ready to go later this week that is mostly upside down (reflected) skies -- same feelings -- always makes me feel like maybe there's another world down there.

Your swan photo is so good.

Red said...

I always like Shel silverstein. I had a small unit in my middle school English classes.

Stephanie said...

Cute choice of words. Love the image!

Em Parkinson said...

GREAT photo! x

Bethany Carson said...

Very neat shot of the swan preening!

Linda Kay said...

Nothing quite so beautiful as a swan!

Kathie Brown said...

Love the poem and the bird! I hope you are staying safe and warm down there. We are in a raging blizzard up here in Maine! I love your current header photo!

Elephant's Child said...

Beautiful anyway up.

Adam said...

cute poem

Linda Gross said...

Cute poem; great picture of the swan too.

Felicia said...

neato image.

Mascha said...

A famous photo and quote!
Have a nice day

Tanya Breese said...

great photo!

SuperLux said...

I'd like to visit the countryside as beautiful as that. And your meal! Wow, I could eat that the whole day.

Kay said...

That is a fabulous photo and I've always loved Shel Silverstein.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

What a perfect choice of verse to go with your photos, Denise!