Tag: night

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Amphitrite Light, Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Amphitrite Lighthouse

As the sun began to fall
The Great Light said
To the little light
At Amphitrite

Oh, little one
Feel my heat
See my radiance
Do you not wish
To be so grand as I?

Oh, indeed, Great One
The little light replied
Your luminous warmth
Is the envy of all

Words in which the Great One
Took no small pleasure
Preening in preparation
To further explain its greatness

But… were I to be you
Continued the lighthouse
When the night comes
Or the fog grows heavy
Who would guide the sailor’s way?

Startled, chagrined and angered
The Great Light drew a deep breath
Preparing a dismissive retort
Then sank below the horizon

Leaving the little light
At Amphitrite
With its ever present beacon
To shine into the quiet night

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Night Owls, Bar Mendizabal, Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain copy

Quiet ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #189

In the small hours of the night
Somewhere between the last “sweet dreams”
And the alarm clock’s insistent chatter
I like to go out into the city

These quiet hours
In the quiet streets
Shared by a few other strays

When being alone in my own skin
Offers a kind of camaraderie with other lone souls

Being alone in their own skin

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Cases Ramos, Plaça de Lesseps, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

The Trials and Rewards of Architectural Photography at Night

With this lens
No wider

Already
Standing in the street
Wary of taxis and buses
The trees obscuring
Already

In my hands
No tripod

The light
So very low
Contrast
So very high
Under a darkling sky
Near the end
Of the sun’s
Long good-night

By this light
No darker

click-cliick-cliiick

Exposures times three
Then merge exposures
To become one
In a too-small frame

With tree branches
Encroaching
While taxis and buses
Approaching

Held that lens
In my hands
With low light
And this frame

So this print
No better

But then too
Not bad