Tuesday, February 22, 2011

opening outwards


the sun

like a pearl
settling in the silt
of an afternoon sky

13 comments:

Dan Gurney said...

Oh glorious sun! Is it any wonder so many have venerated the sun?

Late this afternoon I took many amazing photos of the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean. I'll share one of them tomorrow on Mindful Heart.

alaine@éclectique said...

A beautiful picture captured at just the right time and telling words for the end of yet another day (for the sun).

Elisabeth said...

The silt of the sky, Steven, that's a glorious association.

I think I've been bogged down in silt lately, too much of it and not much time for blog visits but I shall reform.

Pauline said...

I'm continually amazed by how everything on this earth resembles some other part of it. Your analogy is so beautifully wrought.

Reya Mellicker said...

That pearly sun is about to regain its golden color. Yeah, it snowed here last night, but winter can not hold on forever. Right?

Bonnie said...

So many moods captured in one photograph. How do you continually top yourself dear man?

aguja said...

I am totally wowed by the photography here. Just wonderful, giving me a wild lurch of the senses just to look at.

Golden West said...

Your last few sunset/sky pictures have had such a tropical flair - really beautiful!

ellen abbott said...

oh, very nice steven.

Linda Sue said...

Looks like spring's footprints across the weary snow.

Jo said...

The sun looks so different in the California sky of Dan's post, to the northern sky of yours.

Both are magnificent.

The image of the sun as a pearl in the silt of the sky is gorgeous.

hope said...

Beautiful!

It's like a spotlight ready to come alive and highlight "coming attractions" of the day. :)

Terresa said...

Short can be so sweet, that's how my poems are leaning this week, too.

A fresh take on the sun (a pearl), "the silt/of the afternoon sky" love the sound of that rolling off the tongue (like a pearl).

I am struck by this poem also, as it sits elegantly on the page, but also, how it reads. So well.