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I love evening half-light: that time just before dusk when the sky still holds light as darkness creeps across the land.

That magical half-light reminds me of a favorite poem, “Aedh Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven,” by William Butler Yeats. These two lines in particular speak to me of comfort, warmth, and peace:

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light

Here’s the poem in its entirety:

Aedh Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven
Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

— William Butler Yeats

Photo by Krista. CCBY

Photo by Krista. CCBY

Share a photograph inspired by a favorite poem, verse, story, or song lyric. Bonus points if you share why the particular text resonates with you. (Though you certainly don’t have to!) If you’re not feeling especially literary or musical this week, see if you can capture the beauty of morning or evening half-light in your corner of the globe.

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      1. (half-lines in the half-sun)

        The opalescent orange disc
        scrolling the timeless width
        is like the iridescent optics
        initializing my hyperlinks
        bursting the rays and flecks
        of his brown restive irises
        scrolling the shimmer of skin
        of my
        perfect time
        livid
        now tangerine
        before curtaining
        for four billion years
        and four billion bytes
        opalescent will burn
        for four billion turns
        before combusting
        and dismembering.
        all data, domain, design
        reconstructible and retrievable
        but terminably inconsequential
        and definitely,
        finitely abysmal.

        -a reworked version of earlier lines
        written after a run facing the half-sun

        for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-light at:

        http://marichulambino.com/2016/03/26/wordpressdotcom-weeklyphotochallenge-half-light-postaday-wordpressdigest-photography/

        (The post is half-in-reverse of WordPress: it is not my favorite verse because it is my own half-texts and nothing like the way the sun dances — i’m taking chances 🙂 )

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  1. Twilight is the time when you are unsure of yourself. You see flocks and flocks of birds hurrying towards their safe dwelling place. You want to spend more time with nature but alas you too have to hurry just like the birds in the sky. You promise to back probably tomorrow ; but your priority might change and finally you miss the joy of being with nature. Congratulations, Krista.

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