Many hues of the Sky!




Someone wisely said that Beauty can be found in every passing second.

I did not have to venture too far to capture these shots. Armed with nothing but a sloppy two mega-pixel camera, I love to gaze at the evening sky with abandon...

                                                                 


                    
Across the red sky two birds flying,
Flying with drooping wings.
Silent and solitary their ominous flight.



All day the triumphant sun with yellow banners




Warred and warred with the earth, and when she yielded




Stabbed her heart, gathered her blood in a chalice,




Spilling it over the evening sky.




When the dark plumage-d birds go flying, flying,




Quiet lies the earth rapt in her mournful shadow,




Her sightless eyes turned to the red sky





And the restlessly seeking birds.




-Katherine Mansfield




















































I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers,

From the seas and the streams;
I bear light shade for the leaves when laid
In their noonday dreams.
From my wings are shaken the dews that waken
The sweet buds every one,
When rocked to rest on their mother's breast,
As she dances about the sun.
I wield the flail of the lashing hail,
And whiten the green plains under,
And then again I dissolve it in rain,And laugh as I pass in thunder.
-P.B Shelley





















I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.


-William Wordsworth





















The sun at bay with splendid thrusts still keeps the sullen fold;


And momently at distance sets, as a cupola of gold, The thatched roof of a cot a-glance; Or on the blurred horizon joins his battle with the haze; Or pools the blooming fields about with inter-isolate blaze, Great moveless meres of radiance.










Then mark you how there hangs athwart the firmament's swept track,





Yonder a mighty crocodile with vast irradiant back,





A triple row of pointed teeth?




Under its burnished belly slips a ray of eventide,




The flickerings of a hundred glowing clouds in tenebrous side




With scales of golden mail ensheathe.




-Victor Hugo






















With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb'st the sky,

"How silently, and with how wan a face!"
Where art thou? Thou so often seen on high
Running among the clouds a Wood-nymph's race!


-William Wordsworth










17 comments:

  1. wow lovely snaps.....indeed betting poems alongside....amazingly even a 2mp camera can take such fine shots :)

    ok I just got this link (how to embed both fb and blogger commnt in the blog ) got to figure it myself...check out if it helps..too much of science involved phew..!!! :)
    http://www.mybloggertricks.com/2012/03/show-facebook-comments-inside-tabs-in.html

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  2. thanks!:)
    and I guess I figured it out with this post, but thanks anyway!
    Google don't love Facebook at all.

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  3. First, third and last is really amazing. Accompanying words are soothing too. A nice read on Friday morning.:)

    BTW, why you close comments on your posts. I read few of your posts but could say what I wanted to. :(

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  4. Beautiful photography & beautiful lines for company... :)

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  5. Wow! Shelley, Wordsworth, Victor Hugo.....Very nice. The poems are nicely woven with the images.

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  6. Saru Singhal : Thank you!Glad they contributed to a nice morning. I tweaked the settings and activated Google comments on all my posts. Waiting to hear more from you.

    Tes: Thank you!

    Rinaya: Thanks! An e63 captured them :P

    Sabyasachi Patra: Thank you! Poetry does complement nature shots well. :)

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  7. And I can't for the love of god figure out why Google won't let me 'reply' to the comments!:/

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  8. Hey this is lovely and I must say you do have a photographer's eye. :) Go buy yourself an SLR and you'll do wonders!

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  9. Really? Gee, thanks :)

    *vows to save money*

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  10. Sorry are*, google and MS office are officially responsible for corrupting my language. Looking forward to read your new creations. :)

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  11. Stunningly beautiful pics, Medha:) and wonderful quotes too!

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  12. Saru Singhal : Haha, yeah. Not to forget the contributions of Facebook to the death of grammar.


    AmitAag: Thank you :)

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  13. Very nice pics and verses are also apt n stunning!

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  14. Innovative as well as ostensible snaps! :))
    -Rahul

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