SKYWATCH FRIDAY -- The Chambers of the Sun (Lake Erie)
A heavy band of darkness lay over the west end of the lake, even as the last light of day still clung to the sky. Then, tiny spots of fire began appearing on the horizon, as if some invisible hands were opening the portals so the solar deities of all the ages could take one last look at the lake before retiring—and in the process afford any mortals who happened to be watching a brief glimpse of the sanctum sanctorum.
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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.