Watching Sunlight Dance with the Clouds

West Sussex ~ Photography by Robin Dalton

When you possess light within, you see it externally. ~Anaïs Nin

In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary. ~Aaron Rose

All of us have a place in history. Mine is clouds. ~ Richard Brautigan

Today’s Haiku and a Short Poem

still looking for faith

we reflect on redemption

so much more needed

#haikuwordgame #haiku (using: needed, reflect, faith)

watching moonlight glow

if I extend my finger

can I touch the clouds

#haiku #haikuwordgame (extend, moonlight, clouds)

We could almost taste the sadness in the air,

linking hands we ran,

pretending not to care,

knowing death chased us still…

 

 

Saturday 11 December 2010: Winter Skies

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

During the winter my attention was attracted to the changes in the stars and planets in the sky. ~Paul Nurse

Winter skies remind me
of places I’ve been
of moments in time now lost.

In a cold winter’s breath
magic slipped through my fingers.

Now when I look down
I see an old woman’s hands
with the same desires
of a young girl.

December can be cruel.

Thursday 2 December 2010: Snow in the Trees

And finally Winter, with its bitin’, whinin’ wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow.
Roy Bean

Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.
Andy Goldsworthy


What with worries, personal sadness and dreadful illnesses, I have fallen woefully behind on my daily blips. This one was taken quite some time ago. The snow pictured here has melted …a long time ago. Now, according to the weather stations, more is on the way… Children will dream of more snowball fights. A White Christmas is a ‘foregone conclusion,’ they say. The gritters will be moving out…

…while I dream of summerland.

Sunday 28 November 2010: A Tree Embraces the Dying of the Light

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. ~Vincent Van Gogh

Dreams are only thoughts you didn’t have time to think about during the day. ~Author Unknown

I relax
at the coming of night

I always have

These days
they come faster

Days
have less meaning
Less fear

The anxiety
is still there

Waiting
for a wrong step

At night
my soul whispers

And sighs
at the silence

 

Saturday 20 November 2010: Green Hanging On

A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long. ~
e.e. cummings

Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.~
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

This is the chestnut tree.
A sentinel keeping watch
over the green.

Every year it hangs on
to a summer long forgotten
Soon it will be a skeleton
The green of its leaves
a mere memory

Today, a blizzard in Scotland,
they say
Down south we have no snow
Just the frozen certainty
of more cold to come.

Friday 19 November 2010: Chasing Rainbows

 

Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true ~ Lyman Frank Baum

My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky. ~
William Wordsworth

Although the sun was shining, the sky just didn’t want to stop raining. Dixie and I dashed out in between rain showers for a walk.

I reached into my bag for the all important ball and as I looked up, I saw a rainbow! It was the most magical of moments because it was so unexpected. I suppose that is what makes seeing a rainbow so joyful. One never expects to see one.

So, needless to say, I spent quite a lot of time trying to photograph my little rainbow, but it was far more difficult than I had anticipated. There is this slightly disappointing one: Rainbow in the park . The actual rainbow was so much more vivid…

After chasing rainbows, with occasional tosses of the ball, for quite some time, my magical rainbow disappeared but I spotted this view through some shrubbery…

Busy chasing rainbows
I found you
Perhaps beauty is
just the willingness
to see

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.~ Ashley Montagu