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...   
                                          John Riedell                                                                  
(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 second syllable.)  
                                                   
                                              
        A 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 minutes ago.

4:46 p.m. 
4:51 p.m.  Note the yellowish light, a phenomenon that's apparently what is known as a sun pillar...


4:53 p.m.

 

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