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Thursday, 12 May 2011

Reunion


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Roll cloud over east coast of Yucatan, Mexico: photo by Sensenmann, 15 July 2005




There was always going to be
that dreamed place, that
refuge of escape
only a motion
a notion
an ocean
an emotion
away




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Harem of Southern Elephant Seals (Mirounga leonina) on a beach of the Rallier du Baty peninsula, Kerguelen Islands: photo by B. navez, 1983/21 August 2005

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Mountains and a sandur plain of the Rallier du Baty peninsula, Kerguelen Islands: photo by B. navez, 21 August 2005

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1a/Cloud_over_yucatan_mexico_02.jpg

Roll cloud over east coast of Yucatan, Mexico: photo by Sensenmann, 15 July 2005

5 comments:

STEPHEN RATCLIFFE said...

Tom,

yes, "that dreamed place," roll clouds here, there. . . .


5.12

grey whiteness of cloud against shadowed
plane of ridge, blackness of pine branch
in foreground, sound of waves in channel

now changing tone, as found
probably among others

this plane, could look like
some system, stimulus

grey-white cloud reflected in channel,
whiteness of gull gliding toward ridge

curtisroberts said...

I've never seen a roll cloud in person (although I've been to the Yucatan, or rather, quite close by), nor had I noticed how an elephant seal in a certain position could resemble a roll cloud. I don't know whether you've considered it, but the poem could easily serve as a song lyric. If you were somehow to combine the poem with the phrase "a harem of southern elephant seals", you might have a Van Dyke Parks/Beach Boys thing going. Even the title works. Just a thought.

STEPHEN RATCLIFFE said...

Tom,

once again roll clouds over east coast there, roll clouds over west coast here this morning, perhaps not real ones but clouds nonetheless, ahead of more rain. . . .


5.14

light coming into clouds above shadowed
ridge, song sparrow calling from branch
in foreground, sound of wave in channel

is an any case, and how one
could be by ‘analogy’

involved in “painting,” e.g.,
is it any wonder that

cloudless blue sky reflected in channel,
wingspan of gull against green of ridge

ojo said...

The ocean...

A real door to scape


Nice words and pics.

The one and the forth pics remains me another mexican pacific coast nearby Barra de Coyuca, even being a more dangerous beach, it seems (I´ve taken a bath on it).

Amazing the week sunlight through the clouds


I´ve passed here many Times. Like so much some photos and texts, even I can´t understand the completly the english lenguage.

I remeber reading some post about Uruguay, even a pic from Cabo Polonio, if I´m not wrong.


May I ask a question?

Are this three pics roll clouds

I took them one stormy day, some years ago.

Regards

TC said...

Ojo,

You have a good eye. Claro, those do look like roll clouds to me.

Steve,

Weather over here today feels a bit like this.

Curtis,

Well, I have a feeling I may have finally managed to find a place you have NOT visited... populated by, among a few other non-human species, elephant seals.