The clouds in this sunset were in just the right place to split the image of the sun into several pieces. The sun isn’t actually as large as it would be if you removed the clouds and “completed” the circle - and I don’t know enough about meteorology to say what this effect is called, but it reminded me of some lyrics in an old Emmylou Harris song – “pieces of the sky.’ It’s a beautiful song, if they had it on YouTube, I’d embed it here, but if you want to track it down, the album it’s on is also titled Pieces of the Sky, and the song is “Before Believing.”
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The Cloud Messenger (Meghadūta) is a lyric poem by the respected Indian poet, Kālidāsa. The poem centers around a yaksa in exile. Longing for his beloved, waiting for him on a Himalayan mountain, he asks a cloud to take a message to her. The sights he tells the cloud it will see on its way make up most of the poem.
The idea of recording observations appeals to me. I thought The Cloud Messenger was the perfect title for a blog about the journey that we all make as we move through our days.
I'm a baby boomer who grew up dancing in the streets of Detroit during the classic Motown years, lived beside the Rocky Mountains for many years, now retired and living (and writing full time) in S. Ontario. I have one blog for rock 'n' roll oldies, and one for nature, poetry and life along the Lake.