SKYWATCH FRIDAY – End of Day, and a Question (Lake Erie)
There's a beguiling symmetry to this sunset, the way the anvil cloud looks as if it’s holding up the higher heavens above it, even as it rests upon the shifting waters of the lake. Last week for SWF I featured the Moody Blues song, "Nights in White Satin," from the 1967 album, Days of Future Passed. This week I'm reminded again of the Moody Blues, this time their 1970 anti-war concept album, A Question of Balance. The pale circles in the photos are from spray. It was impossible to avoid, as I was standing right at the edge of the breakwall to get the shot, and the waves were splashing against the rocks just a few feet below. I think they add a touch of cosmic mystery to nature's own "album cover art."
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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.