Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Clouds of a red dusk

And yesterday after the most incredible heat it fell down the most incredible rain, and after that, the most incredible dusk raised up with the smell of a freshened up earth, and took me by such a surprise that I didn't thought in picture it -shame on me. The sky was mostly orange, but blue and lead tinted too, light and heavy; the leaves were orange and green, real and unreal; everything around tinted by the colour of a trance; and I thought that the world turned ecstatic for two minutes, for a reason that will be totally unknown for us all, like a secret miracle, may be because of me, may be for a stranger still to arrive, may be all because of you.

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the Universe, and feel
What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal.

Lord Byron, Childe Harold's pilgrimage, CLXXVIII. 


Robotic_Zombie said...

I really really like this one.Its like clouds on acid.
Thats for the comment. I appreciate it.
- RZ

runnerfrog said...

Glad you like it. :-)

Deb said...

Your image and narrative reminded me of the beautiful sunsets we have here in Arizona. I had never seen such colors prior to moving here. The gorgeous sunsets always follow the terribly hot oppressive days of summer (usually during monsoon season).

runnerfrog said...

Yes, indeed, they come after the hotter days.
There is a monsoon season there?

Deb said...

Yes, in southern AZ, monsoon season usually begins around July/August and can continue into September. I find August is the worst time. You want to hide under the bed during the severe thunderstorms. The torrential rain causes major flooding. But the rainbows after the storms are beautiful!

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