Thursday, October 22, 2009

SKYWATCH FRIDAY - The Moving Finger Writes; and Having Writ, Moves On (Lake Erie)


What to make of this giant Z in the sky? The mark of Zorro? Does anyone else remember a masked and dashing Guy Williams deftly etching his monogram on Sergeant Garcia’s ample uniformed girth with a few swift slashes of his sword? Or perhaps the sky is admonishing us to be silent, to forever keep our peace? It’s a mystery worthy of Omar Khayyam himself.



This drawing, by Edmund J. Sullivan, was scanned from my own copy of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, which sat on the family bookshelf in my childhood home. However, it isn't the illustration paired with the verse I quoted in the post title (Verse LI, made famous by Edward Fitzgerald's translation). The illustration I chose is actually from Verse L.

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23 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I LOVE it!! And I love the quote! One of my favorite. Isn't it just the most fun ever to catch a shot like this? And it doesn't happen that often. Perfect for the day, Deborah!!

Have a beautiful weekend!

Sylvia

Wren said...

I'd like to think Zorro was taking on air pollution, or global warming. Perhaps he is the pen with which the moving finger writes? Or perhaps we are.

Lin Floyd said...

I remember zorro and that certainly is a Z in the sky.

Eve said...

It's always so interesting to see in the sky shapes that appear to be signs or symbols.

Guy D said...

Love those sun rays, great capture.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

SandyCarlson said...

Zorro really is bigger than life, judging by the size and shape of what he did!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Yes, I remember Zorro. How observant of you to see is mark in the sky!

Carolyn Ford said...

Zorro definitely left his autograph! Incredible sky and capture!

fourwindsphotojournal said...

Of course I remember Zorro. I was quite impressed by his style.

I see lots of x's in the sky from jets, but never a z.

That is a great quote, haven't read that in a long time.

J Bar said...

Divine.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

eileeninmd said...

Great capture of the suns rays. Thanks for sharing your skies.

storyteller said...

Of course I remember Zorro's mark and I love how you've paired this magnificent photo beautifully with creative thoughts ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Light and Voices said...

I enjoyed reading your post and especially seeing that wonderful sky watch Friday post.
Joyce M

Tara R. said...

Very cool capture! The quote is perfect.

Naturegirl said...

It certainly does look like the mark of Zoro! Great quote i agree!

Cloudia said...

Lovely post, Warbler.

Sincerely, finch


Aloha, Friend!

Comfort Spiral

YourFireAnt said...

And as you know, the cursor turns into a pointing finger whenever it passes over pictures, so who knows?

T.

Quiet Paths said...

Deb, this has a lot going on with the Z and the sun filtering down, the water sparkling. Really great; it's like a tasty sauce: ZZesty!

Rose said...

Beautiful, Deb!

Dianne said...

I was thinking more of 'you go girl' LOL

perhaps Mother Nature has some hip hop in her

Carletta said...

Love the soft rays reaching down to touch the water!
Ah, the mysterious dashing Zorro. :)

Dewdrop said...

Great stuff! I love the crepusculars. I blame Zorro!

Kathiesbirds said...

Very cool and gray skywatch! Love the pairing!