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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 14th September, 2020)

Lightning Tree at Dusk


Lightning Tree at Dusk
From Langtree Lane . St. Wilfrid's spire beyond.

Photo: Poet  (Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70F)
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Comment by: Poet on 14th September 2020 at 00:50

For Philip

Having walked some miles down the winding lane ,
With filbert and quill in hand ,
He finally came ; upon the big sky .

He'd looked afore but it wasn't there !
Yet now it was : In ochre and flaxen shades .
He wondered why he hadn't noticed it before .

He stood awhile below it , watching ....
Until it faded forever ,
Then in blinding light went home .

Comment by: kath on 14th September 2020 at 08:32

beautiful photo!

Comment by: Veronica on 14th September 2020 at 08:32

Love the vanilla sky and the shape of the Lightening Tree against it.

Comment by: A.W. on 14th September 2020 at 09:13

Certainly plenty of atmosphere in this photo, I like it very much.

Comment by: irene roberts on 14th September 2020 at 09:33

Poet, how lovely of you to write that for Philip. And I love The Lightning Tree. I won't be able to get the theme song of Follyfoot out of my head all day now! xx

Comment by: Veronica on 14th September 2020 at 10:18

Lovely words Poet, I can imagine Philip would have created a lovely watercolour from this lovely landscape and the words to match as well... a very talented Artist....

Comment by: Veronica on 14th September 2020 at 12:37

Rudyard Kipling's poem for Artists....

When Earth's last picture is painted, and the tubes are twisted and dried,
When the oldest colours have faded, and the youngest critic has died,
We shall rest, and faith, we shall need it - lie down for an aeon or two,
Till the Master of all Good Workmen shall put us to work anew.
And those that were good shall be happy; they shall sit in a golden chair;
They shall splash at a ten league canvas with brushes of comet's hair.
They shall find real saints to draw from - Magdalen, Peter and Paul;
They shall work for an age at a sitting and never be tired at all.
And only the Master shall praise us,and only the Master shall blame, and no one will work for the money; and no one will work for the fame,and each, in his separate star.
Shall draw the thing as he sees it for the God of Things as They are. ,

God bless Philip. x

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 14th September 2020 at 12:45

Wonderful image Poet...& words. Philip G would have loved them both.

Comment by: r on 14th September 2020 at 16:18

Tea coloured sky resting to sleep,
rocking chair comfort with dog at my feet,
relaxed for evening I open my mind
and rock to the silence and the creak of unwind ....

Comment by: irene roberts on 14th September 2020 at 17:00

Lovely words and thoughts, everyone.

Comment by: James Hanson on 14th September 2020 at 18:02

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zzm5YlMsFQ

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 14th September 2020 at 20:10

Irene you are so right & Veronica's verse by Kipling is very moving, I had never read it before.

Comment by: Pat McC on 14th September 2020 at 21:50

A very moving tribute - to be able to put your thoughts and feelings into such powerful words.
You're blessed with the ability to express such deep emotions.
Thank you. A beautiful tribute and an inspiring
photograph Poet.

Comment by: John G on 16th September 2020 at 15:01

Poet: A thoughtful tribute ode to Philip.

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