i did...  and then i didn't... by northy

i did... and then i didn't...

for get pushed this week @fernandocrespo challenged me to shoot something inspired by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer's poem "The Dark Swallows Will Return"

i'm afraid i am a complete philistine when it comes to poetry... a number of google hits suggest the poem is about love... but to me it reads more about change and loss... feel free to draw your own conclusions and educate me ;p

The Dark Swallows Will Return
-- by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

The dark swallows will return
to your balcony to hang their nests
and, once again, with a wing to its glass
playing, they'll call;
but those that held back their flight
when contemplating your beauty and my bliss,
those that learned our names...
those... will not return!

The dense honeysuckle will return
to your garden to climb its walls,
and, once again, in the evening, even more beautiful,
its flowers will bloom;
but those, studded with dew,
whose drops we watched tremble
and fall, like the tears of the day...
those... will not return!

From love, to your ears will return
the ardent words to sound;
your heart, from its deep sleep
perhaps will awaken;
but mute and engrossed and on its knees
as God is adored before his altar,
as I have loved you..., undeceive yourself:
Like this, no one else will love you!
Well it seems that something is not going to come back and something is! I like the whole picture which has a story and a really good focus! fav
September 5th, 2016  
That is one heavy poem - for me it's about unrequited love... and spite.
September 5th, 2016  
@fernandocrespo - so - is this in any way close? i really struggled with this one!
September 5th, 2016  
September 5th, 2016  
Philistine? No. And a great shot too.
September 5th, 2016  
Great interpretation and greater photo, to me this poem is about the things will never be as before ,this type of poems and songs we call it "cutting veins" (a heavy melodramatic way to show love)
September 5th, 2016  
Oh gosh...heavy and dark! Interesting to be able to read some interpretations in the thread. Even without reading your poem, the image was poignant and powerful. Together, could be in an anthology.
September 5th, 2016  
Outstanding in every way
September 5th, 2016  
Well done
September 5th, 2016  
Wonderful image. Fav.
September 5th, 2016  
September 5th, 2016  
wonderful interpretation northy, and a poignant capture
September 5th, 2016  
Awesome shot
September 5th, 2016  
A shot that tells a story...well done.
September 5th, 2016  
I just like your title and perfect picture to go with it! great job ... fav
September 5th, 2016  
September 5th, 2016  
Fantastic shot!
September 5th, 2016  
a masterpiece! FAV
September 6th, 2016  
past love that has wounded...
Your image is awesome..
September 12th, 2016  
Clever as hell!
September 17th, 2016  
knockout shot and the title adds an extra punch....
September 17th, 2016  
love this. Right so get pushed challenge you gave me something very out of the box so i wanted to do the same with you I have working on quotes with pictures so reading a lot of quotes right now. One I really like is every moment matters. would love to see a photo representation of this
September 18th, 2016  
@ellieburgin hmmm... Interesting... Thank you - I will see what I can come up with for this!
September 18th, 2016  
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