Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Up the road, afternoon.

Since heaven relocated elsewhere, or nowhere, we seem to ignore the landscape and drama of the sky; or perhaps they are simply too sublime to be described by earthbound language...

3 comments:

Bee said...

I'm not sure if I grasp your meaning, although as always you sound quite profound and poetical! We had such a clear blue sky today, with the almost frosty air that I associate with the mountains. One wants to gulp great draughts of it.

Lucy said...

At the top of our hill the skies are quite vast, and that day the clouds were endlessly various and seemed to contain worlds within worlds, so I could see why people thought they were the abodes of the gods. But somehow it's difficult to describe skies and clouds, without resorting to simile: they looked like trees, valleys, mountains... which doesn't seem to do them justice!

No, I don't think I'm very profound really. But thanks!

Plutarch said...

Accurate if not profound. You touch on something - our relationship with nature, for which language has become tired; and you describe it freshly and honestly, which is hard to do and not immediately easy to understand.