Sunday, July 31, 2005

Illustrated Firmament

I turned
To see
What the sky
Had become
For me



I stared
And wished
That that minute
Would become
Infinite


58 comments:

.m. said...

A way too beautiful photo... stumbled on your page while browsing-looking around!

havent seen english, august... and that pic? is tht of rahul bose? You know what? am hping you'd say but i am r-b! :)

Geetanjali said...

Been a long time since I've seen hues of that type in the sky - all we see these days is shades of grey. Never thought I'd say this...but I guess it's time to start singing "Rain rain go away, come again next year!"...oh well, atleast move up north!
Your image made me also linger and wish time would stop at just such a moment - just for a bit, not too long mind you!

PS = Hehe, if you were to say what Weetabix secretly wishes for, there'd be alot more ppl thronging this blog:-)

Yours Truly...Conman said...

English August... what you're written with that picture makes no sense whatsoever (to me).
Do people HAVE TO write poetry along with a picture?

>|' ; '| said...

have u altered tht pic?

it looks soo surreal.

cool lines..

irina said...

All this beauty is for us, allright... and the minute can become infinite by what it makes grow inside of you...

J said...

You know what? When I get a chance to look at the sky, I tell the person sitting next to me… WOW, look at that!

If it’s my mom, she says… Hmm… without even looking

If it’s my sis, she says… nothing

If it’s my dad, I don’t even say it aloud

If my niece overhears, she says… havent you seen the red sky before? I have.

jawaher said...

the picture is wounderful ....it says alot ...i share u ur feeling A ...:)

musafir said...

Is this photograph for real?!

The Arbit Council said...

nice pic mate.. not sure abt the poem as usual tho...maybe i'm just not a poem fan...

but nice pic

Ram said...

for resons not known, whenever i've seen a deep red sky, i feel something is wrong..

but guess one can understand why you would wish for a sky eternally surreal like this..

AmitKen said...

breathtaking picture, wonderfully expressed with words :)

Itineranting said...

A, I wished too, so many times..and when I was a child, I'd close my eyes like the shutter of a camera & I'd want to capture it forever..trying to see it with my eyes closed..
And btw, I really hope you're not who people think you may be.

mermaid said...

There is so much to see in that sky, and nothing at all. Since you felt the infinite moment, it felt more peaceful than cluttered.

Lancelot said...

came here through jaded.... lovely pic and gr8 last couple of posts... think the templates awesome too...

venus said...

i can remember, of many sunset skies, I wished if time would freez and just be the eternity. I get intoxicated by coulds-sky-sunlight promenade.
Btw, It's august starting from today!

thoughts said...

amazing hues :)!

the still dancer said...

Probably your best snapshot ever. May I copy it?

paddy said...

amazing picture

though the poetry dosent really go with it ...


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jaded said...

wouldnt it be lovely if time stood still and you could treasure the moment forever...
then i feel the moment wouldnt be so treasured if it became a familiar feeling....
strange but beautiful ways of nature. and bravo, you have captured the feel, the very essence...marvellous shot

Mystique said...

The red sky looks fantastic against the black sillhouettes. I want to watch that sunset at the end of every day (ok every other day), that stretches endlessly in every direction, framing a world that has no borders which is beautiful and free. I liked how you have captured the mood of the moment in words.

Anil said...

now this is a breathtaking shot...and I agree beautfiul moments like this should be infinite...if that is what you are refering to?

Paul said...

I've had that sense of sudden connection to the sky too.

Anne said...

I think that this is my favourite so far.

D said...

what a shot. you need to put together a calendar dude :)

Lorena said...

wow what a stunning picture.
what had become of you? beauty.

manababies said...

This is an absolutely stunning photo. And knowing how quickly sunsets fade, you captured this one at the perfect moment. Don't you wish scenes like this can last an eternity?

Ash said...

Feels like that photograph has captured a single heartbeat and kept it still ... but only for a moment.

Samudraa said...

Though very 'vintage "A"' this one,i liked it for reasons more than one.

---> the pic ofcourse!it does seem unreal but gives me a feel that ive seen it before....sometime in the past.

---->there are times i've felt what this "truly conman" says,why push words into pics when the pic conveys meaning anyway.

But this one asked for words,to complement the beauty the colours convey.

"I turned
To see
What the sky
Had become
For me"

How wud it be if you could replace "the sky" with "my sky".....?

"I stared
And wished
That that minute
Would become
Infinite"

the 'minute' you are talking about probably is beyond just the treat the sky offered then.....?

loved it :)

Extempore said...

Thats shot is utterly stunning, as is the piece accompanying it. Words are not enough. :)

transience said...

stunning photo. exquisite wordplay. you never disappoint, a.

Gangadhar said...

Wow..fantastic pic...

. : A : . said...

Weetabix - Thanks for stumbling by. do drop in again. As for the RB question, I leave that unanswered. :-)

Geetanjali - Never for too long but should linger around enough.

Yours Truly...Conman - It doesn't need to make sense all the time to everyone. I guess writing around a picture is a personal choice. It does not always have to be poetry.

Poison, musafir - Shot it that way with a little underexposure to get the effect. No touching up.

irina - Yes, it can.

J - :-)

jawaher, The Arbit Council, AmitKen, mermaid, thoughts, Mystique, Anne, Lorena, Ash - Thanks.

Ram - I know others who feel the same.

Itineranting - As I said, I leave that question unanswered. But why do you hope not?

Lancelot'sTake, Extempore, Gangadhar Ambati - Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Look forward to seeing you again.

venus - Yes it is the month! :-)

kaashyapeya - Depends on what you plan to do with it. If it is for your blog - a credit and link is enough for you to copy. ;-)

paddy - Will do.

jaded - Thanks for your words. Very nice.

Anil - Yes, that is what I was referring to.

Paul - It is a good feeling.

D - Thanks. No one has ever said that before! :-)

manababies - Yes, and they only last a minute.

Samudraa - Thanks for your perspective. See my comments above about words and pics. Interesting suggestion on "the sky".

transience - *bows*

Anne said...

Wanted to tell you about a site that I think you might like.
www.postsecret.blogspot.com
Let me know what you think!

. : A : . said...

Anne - Have been visiting it for quite a while now. Very interesting read every week!

the still dancer said...

But of course. Though I actually meant may I keep the picture for myself?

jawaher said...

please A i wanna ask u afavor ...i want u to visit this blog and i wanna see ur great comments there its for a genius and soo creative poet called hopeless poet(http://hopelesspoet.blogspot.com/) pls A ..and tell me ur opinion

Ubermensch said...

superlative snap!
Uber

finnegan said...

The title "Illustrated Firmament" seems apt in this case.

luz de la luna said...

Beautiful.

:-)

- Martin

Renee Wagemans said...

What a beautiful poem and what a beautiful picture too

Diva said...

A, you have outdone yourself. This photo is breath-takingly beautiful. I can only imagine what it must have been like to experience it first-hand.

Aradhita said...

U know, I really didnt think that you really shot that sky, I mean it is such dull grey nowadays!

btw, it is really strange that all these days I actually did associate you to the face of RB :)

vAgue said...

ah, that's real nice....all of it...

gulnaz said...

have been unable to use the net lately....
the photograph is too beautiful for words and the words are like capturing an eternity in a blink.

. : A : . said...

kaashyapeya - Sure.

jawaher - Will go over and have a look. Is it yours? ;-)

Ubermensch, finnegan, luz de la luna, Poems and Writings, vAgue - Thanks.

Diva Drip - It was mind blowing!

Aradhita - Not where I am/was!

gulnaz - :-)

gulnaz said...

btw, you smile is cute ;)

. : A : . said...

gulnaz - Thanks.

Anonymous Poet said...

Wonderful! You capture that moment when we see a perfect sky so well, and so simply, so succinctly. The title is excellent as well. It is really part of the poem, because it explains the suject matter. The notion of an "illustrated" or painted firmament is perfect.

jawaher said...

unfortunatly it is not my blog A but i feel it is , may be cos im in love with that blog as well as ur blog 2 :)...i dont have blog yet

. : A : . said...

Anonymous Poet - Thanks. The title indeed is a part of the poem.

jawaher - :-) Get one soon!

Slice Of Life said...

so the pic was just breathtaking... so it is "master of all arts" Rahul Bose blogging...
i have watched 'english august' it was fantastic film...
where do u find time to do all these things at the same time
uma

. : A : . said...

chennai pages - I may or may not be RB, don't be too sure I am. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

Rahul said...

Wow. What an amazing picture!!!!!!

yvaine said...

WOW. Amazing words and an amazing photo too!

You are a genius, English August.

. : A : . said...

Rahul - Thanks for dropping by and for your comment. Glad you liked the picture.

yvaine - *bows*

Sudarshan said...

Thats an amazing sky you have captured...superb shot.

. : A : . said...

Sudarshan - Thanks!

Anonymous said...

There are so many times when we wish that the 'moment' would become infinite....its just that you turned to look at the sky!
Are you real? You write like a dream........
-.:M:.