Sunlight’s Retreat

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Maria Antonia’s 2021 Photo Challenge includes a category of Sunlight/Moonlight. This photo I think captures that transition period of sunlight’s retreat before yielding way to moonlight. It was taken on a cruise near the Canary Islands.

Sunlight retreating, yielding way

Off for a rest at the close of day

Sister Luna shall take oversight

And hold her vigil throughout the night

Then like clock-work at the dawn

The sun shall return with a stretch a yawn


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Transportation

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Maria Antonia’s photo challenge includes a prompt for “transportation.”  My late wife was, and I am, great lovers of waterways.  We spent many a holiday just enjoying the experience of watching the world go slowly by, whether one the great ship canals such as the Kiel, or the ringed waterways of Amsterdam, or the gentle passage through Norfolk’s Broads.  The photo above is of one of her favourite passages in Venice.

Not every roadway is made of soil,

Not every element is earth,

Transit need not give legs toil,

But ride easy once you’ve slipped from your berth.

 

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