The sails aren’t red, but the sun is definitely setting. I apologize for this photo being a bit fuzzy--the two sailboats were moving at a pretty fast clip, and I didn’t want them to get too far from the light, so I had to work fast. It seemed odd that the boats were heading out so late, when the sun was so close to being down, plus further along the lake it looked like a storm was brewing. Not long after I took this shot the boats turned and hurried back to the marina, so they must have thought better of their plans, too.
POST TITLE TRIVIA Red sails in the sunset, way out of the sea Oh carry my loved one home safely to me
Red Sails in the Sunset - Music by Hugh Williams (aka Will Grosz) and lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy; published 1935. The song was written about Portstewart, a seaside town in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
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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.