Wednesday, 10 February 2016

The sky is on the beach!





When you go to the beach and the tide is running out over flat sand, the sky is kind of clear. That sky, the blue and the clouds, are all reflected on the wet, flat sand. That. We saw this at Newport on my birthday, and I came across a similar scene today, when the sun finally came out again, at Aberporth. What joy to see that sun.




Reflection

Earth of light
sky of earth
(from Dancing the Siguiriya, by Federico Garcia Lorca)


The sky is on the beach,
all the blue heavens are there at our feet.

Still and silent on a winter-weathered strand,
earth and space have contrived to meet.

The entire sky is shining on the sand,
there before us, spread in front of our feet.

The world is upside down,
someone turned it all around.

Someone turned it all around,
the world is upside down.

There before us, just in front of our feet,
the entire blue sky is shining on the sand.

Earth and space have contrived to meet,
still and silent on the winter weathered strand,

all the blue heavens are there at our feet.
The sky is on the beach.