Death of a Day
The sword of night did slay the sun
Which sank behind the hill and bled;
And lo, the clouds, where day was done,
Looked down upon the blood it shed,
And bandagelike, soaked up some red...
(A verse in iambic tetrameter, with four
iambs or iambic feet to the line. The iambic foot has two syllables, with
the stress falling on the
sequence of sundown pictures
4:34 p.m., November 16, 2007. Sunset at Germantown Hills, Illinois,
near Route 116 and the old farm market.
4:38 p.m. A cloud suggests a winged or caped person, as if swimming
along, perhaps bearing a smoking torch.
4:41 p.m. A white light is still visible on the clouds as it was a few
4:51 p.m. Note the yellowish light, a phenomenon that's apparently
what is known as a sun pillar...