The title of my Skywatch photo this week was taken from the Jackson Browne song of the same title. The lyrics are about a failed love, about loss and parting, but even knowing that, the title seems enigmatic to me. I'm not sure what it means, but I like the poetry of it. And poetry (and all artistic endeavors) often suggest rather than spell out. What appeals to me about this sky is the way the it almost looks like it's been scratched in places, as if someone tried in vain to keep another night from covering the day.
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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.