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Thursday, 22 October 2015

In a timeless world, as autumn comes

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Pale light hangs in a pine forest during a rainy autumn morning

Pale light hangs in a pine forest during a rainy autumn morning: photo by Patrick Pleul/AFP, 15 October 2015

In a timeless world
the pale light beneath the pines
never changes

In a timeless world
moonlight always scatters
its stars upon the earth

In a timeless world
every sunset is worth
an aurora borealis

In a timeless world
there is no backstory
images have no depth

In a timeless world
the light beneath the pines
will never fade

In a timeless world
the sun will never finish
its slow going down

In a timeless world
the moon will always scatter
its stars upon the earth

Nothing will ever have depth
nothing ever lose its colour
fall apart

or grow old


The Moon shining above a mountainous landscape under a cloudy sky near Salgotarjan, some 100km northeast of Budapest, Hungary

The moon shining above a mountainous landscape under a cloudy sky near Salgotarjan, some 100km northeast of Budapest: photo by Peter Komka/EPA, 22 October 2015

The Moon shining above a mountainous landscape under a cloudy sky near Salgotarjan, some 100km northeast of Budapest, Hungary 

The moon shining above a mountainous landscape under a cloudy sky near Salgotarjan, some 100km northeast of Budapest: photo by Peter Komka/EPA, 22 October 2015

Little lions | by efo

Little lions [Ito-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture]: photo by efo, 1 October 2015

An artist peeps out as he waits backstage to take part in the Ramlila performance, a re-enactment of the life of Hindu Lord Rama, ahead of Dussehra in Ahmedabad...An artist peeps out from behind a curtain as he waits backstage to take part in the Ramlila performance, a re-enactment of the life of Hindu Lord Rama, ahead of Dussehra in Ahmedabad, India, October 19, 2015. Effigies of the 10-headed demon king "Ravana" are burnt on Dussehra, the Hindu festival that commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil. Dussehra is celebrated on October 22.  Picture taken October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

An artist peeps out from behind a curtain as he waits backstage to take part in the Ramlila performance, a re-enactment of the life of Hindu Lord Rama, ahead of Dussehra in Ahmedabad, India: photo by Amit Dave/Reuters, 20 October 2015

An artist peeps out as he waits backstage to take part in the Ramlila performance, a re-enactment of the life of Hindu Lord Rama, ahead of Dussehra in Ahmedabad...An artist peeps out from behind a curtain as he waits backstage to take part in the Ramlila performance, a re-enactment of the life of Hindu Lord Rama, ahead of Dussehra in Ahmedabad, India, October 19, 2015. Effigies of the 10-headed demon king "Ravana" are burnt on Dussehra, the Hindu festival that commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil. Dussehra is celebrated on October 22.  Picture taken October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

An artist peeps out from behind a curtain as he waits backstage to take part in the Ramlila performance, a re-enactment of the life of Hindu Lord Rama, ahead of Dussehra in Ahmedabad, India: photo by Amit Dave/Reuters, 20 October 2015

Muslim students wear face masks as they leave school at Muang district in the troubled southern province of Yala, Thailand, October 22, 2015. REUTERS/Surapan Boonthanom

Muslim students wear face masks as they leave school, Muang district, Yala, Thailand: photo by Surapan Boonthanom/Reuters, 22 October 2015  

Muslim students wear face masks as they leave school at Muang district in the troubled southern province of Yala, Thailand, October 22, 2015. REUTERS/Surapan Boonthanom

Muslim students wear face masks as they leave school, Muang district, Yala, Thailand: photo by Surapan Boonthanom/Reuters, 22 October 2015

A Chinese national flag flies as students practice Taichi on a playground of a high school, during a Guinness World Record attempt of the largest martial arts display, on a hazy day in Jiaozuo, Henan province, China. The city successfully set the record by organizing over 50,000 residents to practise shadow boxing simultaneously at 15 different locations on Sunday morning, local media reported
: photo by Stringer/Reuters, 18 October 2015



Jinan, China. A thousand beauticians line up to apply a facial to customers creating a new Guinness World Record for the most people receiving the treatment at the same time: photo by Imaginechina/Corbis via The Guardian, 4 May 2015


Jinan, China. A thousand beauticians line up to apply a facial to customers creating a new Guinness World Record for the most people receiving the treatment at the same time
: photo by Imaginechina/Corbis via The Guardian, 4 May 2015

Kashmiri Muslim women wail as they watch the funeral procession of suspected rebels, at Barhama, 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. At least four Indian army soldiers and three suspected rebels were killed in three separated gun battles in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said on Monday

Kashmiri Muslim women wail as they watch the funeral procession of suspected rebels, at Barhama, 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Srinagar, 
Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday: photo by Mukhtar Khan/AP, 5 October 2015

Kashmiri Muslim women wail as they watch the funeral procession of suspected rebels, at Barhama, 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. At least four Indian army soldiers and three suspected rebels were killed in three separated gun battles in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said on Monday

Kashmiri Muslim women wail as they watch the funeral procession of suspected rebels, at Barhama, 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday: photo by Mukhtar Khan/AP, 5 October 2015


Indian folk dancers display ornaments during a break while participating in the first night of Navratri in Gandhinagar, some 30 km from Ahmedabad. Navratri festivities, or Dance Festival of Nine Nights, takes place between October 13-21: photo by Sam Panthaky/AFP, 14 October 2015  

ndian folk dancers display ornaments during a break while participating in the first night of Navratri

Indian folk dancers display ornaments during a break while participating in the first night of Navratri in Gandhinagar, some 30 km from Ahmedabad. Navratri festivities, or Dance Festival of Nine Nights, takes place between October 13-21: photo by Sam Panthaky/AFP, 14 October 2015 

 young Indian boy dressed as Hindu God Shiva walks the banks of the River Ganges looking for alms from devotees on the first day of the nine-day Navratri festival, in Allahabad, India,Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015.  Navaratri lasts for nine days, with three days each devoted to the worship of  the goddess of valor Durga, the goddess of wealth Lakshmi, and the goddess of knowledge Saraswati. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

A young Indian boy dressed as the Hindu God Shiva walks the banks of the River Ganges looking for alms from devotees on the first day of the nine-day Navratri festival, in Allahabad, India: photo by Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP, 13 October 2015

Students display the painted liquid embroidery blouses inside their college premises in Chennai, India, on Friday. 3,500 students painted 7000 blouses in an hour on Friday in an attempt to enter the Limca Book of Records

Students display the painted liquid embroidery blouses inside their college premises in Chennai, India, on Friday. 3,500 students painted 7000 blouses in an hour on Friday in an attempt to enter the Limca Book of Records: photo by Reuters, 9 October 2015

Students display the painted liquid embroidery blouses inside their college premises in Chennai, India, on Friday. 3,500 students painted 7000 blouses in an hour on Friday in an attempt to enter the Limca Book of Records

Students display the painted liquid embroidery blouses inside their college premises in Chennai, India, on Friday. 3,500 students painted 7000 blouses in an hour on Friday in an attempt to enter the Limca Book of Records: photo by Reuters, 9 October 2015

A man rests in a damaged site from what activists said was barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's president Al-Assad in the southern town of Bosra al-Sham, Deraa province, Syria...A man rests in a damaged site from what activists said was barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad in the historic Syrian southern town of Bosra al-Sham, Deraa

A man rests in a damaged site from barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar Al-Assad in the historic Syrian southern town of Bosra al-Sham, Deraa: photo by Alaa Al-Faqir/Reuters, 22 October 2015

Young girl touches riot shield of police officer as she and other migrants walk after crossing border in Rigonce

A young girl touches the riot shield of a police officer as she and other migrants make their way on foot after crossing the border from Croatia, in Rigonce, Slovenia, on Thursday: photo by Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters, 22 October 2015



we can't see the Aurora Borealis here, but look at this sunset today! #Berkeley #Berkeleyside #nature: image via Elizabeth @lillalissu, 8 October 2015


we can't see the Aurora Borealis here, but look at this sunset today! #Berkeley #Berkeleyside #nature: image via Elizabeth @lillalissu, 8 October 2015


we can't see the Aurora Borealis here, but look at this sunset today! #Berkeley #Berkeleyside #nature: image via Elizabeth @lillalissu, 8 October 2015

The view from #Berkeley courtesy of @berkeleyscience: image via Berkeleyside @berkeleyside, 19 October 2015

Sweet sunset with pink clouds tonight, @berkeleyside
: image via avram goldstein @newsdoc, 19 October 2015


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Straight, no chaser, @berkeleyside
: image via avram goldstein @newsdoc, 20 October 2015
 
Pale light hangs in a pine forest during a rainy autumn morning

Pale light hangs in a pine forest during a rainy autumn morning: photo by Patrick Pleul/AFP, 15 October 2015

9 comments:

TC said...

Tjinder Singh / Cornershop: Brimful of Asha on the 45 (live 1997)

Tjinder Singh / Cornershop: Brimful of Asha on the 45 (Norman Cook remix / music video)

Tjinder Singh / Cornershop: Brimful of Asha on the 45 ("Let me join amongst many uploads of the 90's Cornershop hit single about our talented musical lady Asha Bhosle -- most of the uploads by non Indians don't know what the song is about. It is about India's preoccupation with Bollywood and its music. 'We don't care about no government warning and the dams they are building'...")

There's dancing behind movie scenes,
Behind those movie screens -- "Saddi Rani".

She's the one that keeps the dream alive,
From the morning, past the evening, till the end of the light.

Brimful of Asha on the forty-five
Well, it's a brimful of Asha on the forty-five

And singing
Illuminate the main streets and the cinema aisles.
We don't care about no government warning...

Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow; mine's on the RPM...

TC said...

Topknot -- Cornershop ft. Bubbley Kaur

vazambam (Vassilis Zambaras) said...

Amazing, Tom--your poetry never grows old.

Barry Taylor said...

Great to get a flashback to 'Brimful of Asha' on Top of the Pops and in every shop - one of those moments when you can tell yourself that everyone's thinking hey, this multicultural thing's alright, isn't it? It's nice while it lasts. Illuminate those main streets!

Sandra said...

the good and beautiful things of life -love- show that we belong to no one but those things join us because they belong to us all

Be the BQE said...

Tom, Lovely poem and photo essay framed by those beautiful photos of the pine forest. Stopped time for me for a moment.
-David

Hazen said...

A beautiful poem, Tom; and a beautiful world, still.

Wooden Boy said...

You have the lure that old illusion set out perfectly. It is a beautiful poem.

And that feeling of walking through pine woods; I'm always unnerved by it.

Cornershop are the business. Good to hear Topknot again.

TC said...

A week otherwise bewildering and fringed with shrunken lilliputian subjective boneconscious dread and embarrassing all-fall-apart weakling confusion bred of stumbling into the shadowlands at the borders of the amerikan healthcare delusion system... nonetheless a paratactically happy one here in that these comments reminded of the kindness of friends, undeserved yet for all that appreciated the more... as we batten down for the hurricanes.