online: 5 september 2015
modified: 1-5 september 2015
26 august 2015 together in the sky
...cloudless sky after rain... pale blue above and pink mist at the
horizon... red warning lights on tall buildings... visible from this the
highest seat... damp wind after rainstorm... moon appearing brighter
and yellower against darkening sky...
...single light of a lone helicopter descending above the tall
buildings... it's time to rewrite this prison-like culture... that is
surely capable of supporting better lives...
...and looking for better signs i note four lighted things in view:
city lights /
the lone helicopter /
the full moon /
to which i add the smokeless chimneys of the
Vale of Health village
where Rabindranath Tagore once lived
and who declared that to India:
the earth, water and light, fruits and flowers ... were not merely
physical phenomena to be turned to use and then left aside ... they were
necessary ... as every note is necessary to the completeness of the
(Tagore, Rabindranath, Sadhana: the realisation of life, Macmillan,
London 1913, page 7)
i've seen no one walking here this evening
...becoming night ...becoming dawn ...becoming day
...while each part of the earth's surface passes through the shadow we call night...
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