We reap and we sow,
an emergence of pleasure.
The harvest begins.
Upon Learning, by Melissa Schwartz

Agra, India

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring,
who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.

– B. C. Forbes

Lambari, Brazil
La Esperanza, Colombia

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
– William Blake

Sikkim, India
After the summer’s yield, Lord, it is time
to let your shadow lengthen on the sundials
and in the pastures let the rough winds fly.
As for the final fruits, coax them to roundness.
Direct on them two days of warmer light
to hale them golden toward their term, and harry
the last few drops of sweetness through the wine.
Whoever’s homeless now, will build no shelter;
who lives alone will live indefinitely so,
waking up to read a little, draft long letters,   
and, along the city’s avenues,
fitfully wander, when the wild leaves loosen.

– Rainer Maria Rilke  

Translation by Mary Kinzie


Banaue, Philippines
Wadi Hadhramaut, Yemen

The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow.
Sow an act, and you reap a habit.
Sow a habit and you reap a character.
Sow a character and you reap a destiny.

– James Allen

Trevi, Umbria, Italy
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
– William Blake

Srinagar, Kashmir

Under the summer roses
When the flagrant crimson
Lurks in the dusk
Of the wild red leaves,
Love, with little hands,
Comes and touches you
With a thousand memories,
And asks you
Beautiful, unanswerable questions.
Under The Harvest Moon
Carl Sandburg


Fox dances with delight
whilst owl hoots for joy
Harvest Moon Rises, by Linda Jackson

Srinagar, Kashmir

Wake up now, look alive,
for here is a day off work just to praise Creation:
the turkey, the squash, and the corn,
these things that ate and drank sunshine, grass, mud, and rain,
and then in the shortening days laid down their
lives for our welfare and onward resolve. . .
Thanksgiving is Creation’s birthday party.
Praise harvest, a pause and sign on the breath of immortality.
– Barbara Kingsolver

India – Salt harvester

By Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.

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37 replies on “Harvest”

hermosisimas fotos con mensajes conmovedores,,,,,, y las manos nuestras herramientas más preciadas para trasmitirlos ,,,,, gracias,,,gracias

El vie., 20 sept. 2019 a las 9:15, Steve McCurry’s Blog () escribió:

> Steve McCurry posted: “We reap and we sow, an emergence of pleasure. The > harvest begins. – Upon Learning, by Melissa Schwartz It is only the farmer > who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the > Autumn. – B. C. Forbes The thankf” >

People saw a picture can tell a million words. The emotional connection I have the words and photos is something I hope everyone get’s to experience. It shows more than a single-story and that’s what I like about it most.

Beautiful photos as always! Many years ago, while trying to start my blog for communicating to share the light of others under Lover of Light, reposting your site on Hands, Books, Faces, and other places was just a mere dream. Technology is great when using it as you. I still love sharing your work and light. I look at these photos and the lovely passages from works of Literature having read and even taught; History is savored in your art form in this art form. Keep shining your light. I hope to finish my new site soon, so I can!

Beautiful Images as always. Thank you Stevebhai.

” as you sow, so you will reap” I wonder what we will reap by getting Brexit !!!!

Beautiful post. Many of us who live in cities are removed from the minutia of growing and waiting and tending and harvesting. Some – like myself – have been fortunate enough to live at least some of their lives on the land, sowing and planting and weeding and watering and picking and pickling and preserving and milking and collecting and knowing the joy of harvest. Living in a big city does not erase these memories, but a post like yours brings them back alive. Thank you for that!

Thank you for sharing such beauty and visions of humanity! I also love the quotes.
All in all, exquisite meditations–a great way to start my day and end the work week!

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