Saturday, August 21, 2010

I spent the last few days on vacation on Block Island and was very disappointed to be coming home yesterday. It was wonderful to get this task and be able to buy a nice bottle of wine from Australia, look at some pictures and keep the vacation going a little bit, even though we were home.

Here is a poem I found about the sunrise in Australia. Even though we were only in Rhode Island, our sunrise here looked just as beautiful!

The Australian Sunrise

by James L Cuthbertson

The Morning Star paled slowly, the Cross hung low to the sea
And down the shadowy reaches the tide came swirling free.
The lustrous purple blackness of the soft Australian night
Waned in the grey awakening that heralded the light;
Still in the dying darkness, still in the forest dim
The pearly dew of the dawning clung to each giant limb,
Till the sun came up from ocean, red with the cold sea mist,
And smote on the limestone ridges, and the shining tree-tops kissed;
Then the fiery Scorpion vanished, the magpie's note was heard,
And the wind in the sheoak wavered and the honeysuckles stirred;
The airy golden vapour rose from the river breast,
The kingfisher came darting out of his crannied nest,
And the bulrushes and reed-beds put off their sallow grey
And burnt with cloudy crimson at the dawning of the day.

Shabbat Shalom everyone!


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