Thursday, December 18, 2008

Transcendent (SWF)


I watched, as an ordinary day

Passed with such fire

Into darkness,

Saddened that it could not stay
for me to marvel longer,

Its brief glow,
even more beautiful in its absence,

To cause one stranger to turn to another and say,

“Did you see the sky last night?”



See more Skywatch here.

Stumble Upon Toolbar

40 comments:

The grizzled but still incorrigible scribe himself! said...

Lovely lines…and a wondrous sky.

Ruth said...

Beautiful,rich colours and words!

giggles said...

This...photo...is...STUNNING.

bobbie said...

Magnificent sky! And words that could only come from you. Lovely.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a gorgeous sky, Nina!!!!! All I can say is WOW...
Hugs,
Betsy

Cicero Sings said...

Loved the picture and the words.

Sun rises / sun sets ... pass all to quickly, changing by the second!

dowhatyoulove said...

What beautiful colors! Nice photo.

Natural Moments said...

Beautiful description of an amazing sunset. Sunsets can truly open the heart.

George Townboy said...

Fantastic, and enhanced very nicely with your verse.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Wonderfull sky and good impression lovely:)

Merry CHRISTMAS!! , visit my blog:
www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com

JoAnn/Holland

Ana said...

Perfect poem for such amazing photo. Thanks for sharing.

Gill - That British Woman said...

what stunning colours and lovely words...

Gill in Canada

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your prose is as beautiful as your photo Nina. Have a great weekend. Try to stay warm.

Quiet Paths said...

The sky color is fantastic - bursting jewels. The verse warm and evocative.

Guy D said...

Absolutely fantastic photo, I love the colors.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Deborah Godin said...

Itis an amazing sky - almost a kasket weave of bright colors. And what a wonderful idea, to talk to strangers about the beauty!

Kathiesbirds said...

Nina, love this poem as well as the photo. Both are magnificent. I hope the beauty of it sooths your heart!

Photo Cache said...

awesome shot!

Tarolino, Finland said...

Absolutely spectacular! Luckily you got a shot of it so that the world can marvel at this sunset.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

imac said...

Love that deep red sky

Rune said...

Truly beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing!

scienceguy288 said...

I just love cotton candy evenings.

Gaelyn said...

Wow! This sky looks woven like a tapestry caught in time. Your prose is inspirational.

Did you see the sky last night? Yes, a marvelous boiling gray here.

Gramma L said...

Beautiful

Arija said...

The sentiment so fitting to that wonderful sunset.

Ms. Hays said...

So very pretty Love the colors

hitch writer said...

Lovely lines... the picture... by joe is that real ????

Too good to be real eh !!

super !!

vincibene said...

Gorgeous fiery sky!

nina said...

Hitch writer--Yes, it's REAL--can you believe the color?? The heavy cloud layer must have trapped the light as the sun was setting, or perhaps reflected it, intensifying the effect. Whatever the physics behind it, it was what made heads turn in awe. And, even days later, talk about their having witnessed such a sight.

And, it seemed the perfect representation for what SkyWatch is all about--something accessible to each and every one on the planet. A beauty or mystery shared around the world, regardless of who or where you are.

fishing guy said...

Nina: You captured an amazing sky for SWF.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

simply beautiful shot...loved your prose as well.

Robin said...

Oh wow! Amazing shot. The colors are gorgeous.

dguzman said...

Wow.

dAwN said...

very nice skywatch post...happy holidays..

Naturegirl said...

Nina truly an unforgettable sky!

MicheleRF said...

A beautiful sky to watch indeed!

Patricia said...

I love sunsets...yours is amazing, thanks for sharing!
Happy Holidays!!

My blog

Q said...

Dear Nina,
Your sunset is amazing.
My husband watches the sky as he goes about his day and will call me with sky reports. I love it when he calls and says, "Sun dog at one o'clock!" I often wonder if other couples share sky reports.
Thank you for a fantastic sky report. I love swf!
Sherry

Mary said...

Great, Nina! Isn't it amazing how quickly the sky changes right before you eyes? Glad you caught that one.

Wren said...

Lovely photo and poem.

You're so right about the way that nature can bring us together.