Category Archives: Poetry

Illumination

Illumination – Lucadendron Red Devil

 

Illumination

Nature outshines herself

Brilliant inner heart

Light is Life

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To watch the plant light up, slowly tilt your screen away from you.

Put your coffee down first!

 

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Stained Glass Windows

Stained Glass Window 1

Haiku 46

Sunlight filters through

Coloured chips of silica

Stained-glass perfection

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Stained Glass Window 2

This beautiful stained glass window is one of many in St Salvator’s Chapel, St Andrews, Scotland.

St Salvator’s Chapel

The chapel was founded in 1450 and has Late Gothic architecture.

Stained Glass Window 3

There are many magnificent old buildings and churches all over the UK. This is just one small church in one small town.

Stained Glass Window 4

I like the first window the best, but have included all of the windows, because everyone has different tastes and maybe your favourite is one of these others.

Stained Glass Window 5

And below is a shot of the interior. You can see the organ pipes reaching high up into the roof.

St Salvator’s Chapel 2

What I love about a place such as this, apart from the glorious beauty, is the history. You are standing where others have stood, for nearly 570 years!

 

Heaven Scent

Freesia

Heaven Scent

Even the brightest Sunbeam

Needs a little rain

Sometimes

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post script: The answer to last post’s movie trivia quiz, “Who said ‘Like molten steel’?” is Leslie Nielsen in the 1995 comedy “Rent a Kid”. He would compare the oddest things to molten steel. eg This glass is as clean as molten steel.

Points for effort go to Samanthamurdochblog and A Curious Introvert. Thanks for playing along.

 

Abandoned!

Abandoned

 

Haiku 45

Dear friend abandoned

Modern frenzy of travel

Lost love left behind

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I saw this large cuddly toy lying forlornly on the floor under a seat at Heathrow T3.

All I could do was pick him up, surreptitiously hug him, and place him in clear view on top of the bench.

No-one came to claim him in the hour or so I was around that area. I guess they rushed for their plane and in the melee he just got left behind.

 

Hopefully he was adopted to be loved by some other child.

 

Radiant

Poinsettia Sunset

Radiant

A typical winter’s evening

Sun sinking to the horizon

Blasts out one last burst of light

Golden leaves irradiated as a backdrop

Highlight the reddest of red Poinsettia

Christmas Rose mid-winter bloom

Splendid splash of scarlet

In the coldest months

Alleviates the dull green hues

Of a Cape Town garden

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post script: To achieve the best effect on the photo, turn the brightness up on your device. 

 

The Most Beautiful Sound in the World

Rainfall

Rainfall in a drought-stricken land.

 

Haiku 44

Whispers in the night

Dying leaves now susurrate

Regeneration

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How I have missed the soothing sound of rain falling, especially in the middle of the night.

My trusty Canon captured Nature’s special effects: Raindrops frozen in spacetime.

In the background you can just make out the pink blobs that are new blooms on my camellia bush.

 

post script: I just love the word susurrate: meaning, of leaves or wind, making a whispering, rustling sound. Definitions and origins can be found here: susurratesusurration.