Friday, June 4, 2010

Limited Edition


Our house is facing to the East; I wish that it faced West,
For there is not the slightest doubt that sunset shots are best.
I known this means that I'm well-placed to take shots in the morning
And it is true the sky can be spectacular at dawning.
But then my mind is not in gear; I languish in the shower;
I'm simply not hyped-up enough at that ungodly hour.
The upstairs windows at the back are all high-up and small,
And so it seems I hardly see the evening sky at all!
But..... on this one occasion I was coming down the stairs
When I chanced upon a setting sun that was giving itself airs!
I rushed to get my camera to catch the fading splendour,
Before, to the darkness of the night our bright sky would surrender.
So I present a photograph that's rather thin and slitty.
Our house is facing to the East. Now isn't that a pity!


The school-year shuffles to a close.
We strike a very patient pose.
Lining up with serious faces,
Ready, as one, to take our places
Up on the stage with all the others,
To sing a song for the Dad's and Mothers.
A shaft of light and some silhouettes.
Every one of us Teachers' Pets!
This is all very serious stuff.
It will be over soon enough;
I wonder, then, will you remember,
How the school year ended one December,
And Grandma and Max came to see the show?
Will it all seem very long ago?


Jim said...

That was a beautiful sky you witnessed.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Rosaria Williams said...

We all want what we don't have, you the West, I the East. The sun comes out for all points, more or less equally at some point.

Margaret Gosden said...

It is a beautiful sky, nonetheless! And close up it looks gorgeous with that Aussie looking skyline!

Kim, USA said...

Wow this is an amazing shot from your window. Happy weekend!

SWF~Dark clouds

eden said...

I love this shot. Spectacular!

Cezar and Léia said...

You write with lovely feelings, itá beautiful!
Well done!
Congratulations for your blog, it's wonderful!
have a nice weekend
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Carver said...

Beautiful shots and I always enjoy your writing too.

mrs. c said...

Love your end of the school year poem. thanks for stopping by my post! Yes,I love to teach and I am sure that your loved it as well!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

My husband wants a house facing the north, so we get plenty of sun especially in winter.

Everyone loved the end of school, kids and teachers. But I am not sure about mums esp working mums.

Kcalpesh said...

Beautiful Captures~

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