Sunday, May 27, 2012

Twilight

After a week of unusually hot weather for an English maytime, when I saw today's Edward Hopper prompt from Tess at Mag 119, with its lingering, golden warmth,  I couldn't wait to cool it!  I've also slewed this section of the image to make the viewer feel small, underlining the fact that we are all at the mercy of the elements.

And here's the shadorma I wrote to complete the picture.- if you see what I mean!

Burning orb
retreats as moonlight
douses sun,
silvers sky,
and revives flagging spirits.
The world breathes easy.

27 comments:

  1. we are all at the whims of much greater forces you know....but we do get those reprieves as the sun goes down and ceases to beat upon us...

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    1. Except we've had night time temperatures up to 18° - which is our normal May DAYTIME temp...

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  2. I like the fact of using only a piece. I have looked and the complete saddens me. I've yet to write.

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  3. It been a hot week, beautifully calmed by your post.

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  4. Yes, our temps differ by degrees. We've had the same!

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  5. The way you cropped the image down to focus on one small part of it is so effective. Lovely write Ms Jinksy.

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  6. We're not geared up for heat in UK, are we, Jinksy? I don't like it either...LOL

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  7. Now that's interesting that you picked up on the lingering golden warmth; I only saw doom and gloom. Taking a slice of the picture makes us concentrate more on your clever words. Why do I expect to see Mrs Danvers at that window?

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    1. Because Manderley was just such a grand mansion, and the menace of Mrs Danvers fits well with the image! I'm sure Mrs D is hiding in there somewhere...

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  8. We could use a little of your 'maytime heat' here on the high desert. Still snowing on our mountains.

    Your very unique interpretation and use of the shadorma form make for a great combo!

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    1. You'd be welcome to my share of the sun, any day...

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  9. nice play with the painting, and words

    Wander

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  10. And all is well with the world - ah, would it were so.

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  11. I love the silvery shadows of your evening poem. Thank you for sharing this, Jinksy. =D

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  12. That relief, when something oppressive stops, well expressed. Here in Oz we sometimes have very hot days and sometimes those days are followed by a cool south breeze we call a Southerly Buster. It is at that point we need to read your poem!

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  13. I can feel the refreshment in these words. (you can send the sun my way, it has been cold damp and wet for too long)

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  14. the world breathes by, in spite of all the elements!

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  15. Tis a wonder that you show us today my friend.
    Very apt are your words too.

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  16. Yes! My spirits could use some reviving. It's been HOT! Love what you did with the picture too!

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  17. We are oppressed by heat and drought here at the moment. When it rains, it lasts about 3 minutes and then buggers off. (Sorry, I'm just fed up!)

    I agree with my above preposter 100%!

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  18. Fed up is how I feel too. But at least our drought threat receded, after we had the wettest May for years - as well as the hottest! How stupid is that?

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  19. Jinksy - I love the sun, but not in the summer! We've (Scotland) gone back to a cloudy day and cool nip at night and this shadorma blissfully compliments such!

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  20. Not so easy to write in the heat through last weekend. But you coped magnificently

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  21. Yes, nothing like the relief of a breezy night in the heat of summer. :-)

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