Wednesday, June 3, 2009



Always shown in gleaming sunshine, brilliant white against the blue,
On the ferry, off to Manly, I got quite a different view.
Rain came sheeting down the window as the icon floated past.
Full-on rain, much more dramatic than the merely overcast.
A day of simple grey, I'm certain, would have lacked the bright pizazz 
That an Opera House that's weeping , still majestic, surely has.
How that shaft of wandering sunshine, which will soon be banished too,
Lights a sail before it glides off into the far-retreating blue.
And I know for sure tomorrow, washed and polished, bright and clean,
The icon will be back to normal, glorying in the summer scene.


Melli said...

That certainly IS a different perspective! Thanks for sharing it!

Rodell said...

Very nice! What a wonderful photographic and poetic new perspective of the familiar icon. Love it!


Darlene said...

It seems fitting that the Opera House with it's unique roof should be in the rain. It does look like a schooner ready to set sail.

Carletta said...

Certainly a different view from the 'normal' one we see. I like it and your words are awesome.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Dr.John said...

I had never seen the opera house but your poem gives it life at least on a rainy day.

Bim said...

Love both the photo and the poetry :)
My good-night story for today.

jay said...

I LOVE that photo! It's beautiful.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I like this shot. What a realistic view through a rain soaked window.

Muthu said...

The rainy poem adds a sizzle to the icon