Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Half-Light   3 comments


Weekly Photo Challenge
Half-Light ~ a photo inspired by a poem, verse, song lyric or story

As stated in the ending statement by Krista, I am not feeling especially literary or musical this week as in Malaysia, we did not study much about poem, verse, song lyric or story as our past educational lessons in English Literature was very limited. Those interested in poem and related subjects shall study or read on their own and this is not my cup of tea at all. Anyhow, this is a Weekly Photo Challenge and not a literary challenge so forget about the bonus points even if there is a prize, it shall be very unfair to those not well versed in English Literature, as the playing field is not level compared to United States,UK or other developed countries!

In my two submissions for Half-Light – also quite an interesting term for “Dusk or Dawn” in my interpretation. One photograph will show the scene before the sunrise that is early dawn or morning half-light at the Fishing Traps at the Chew Heritage Jetty of George Town. The other photograph of the Kek Lok Si Temple at dusk or evening half-light before the sunset.

Chew Jetty WPC

The Fishing Traps at the Chew Heritage Jetty of George Town. Taken before the last sunrise of the year.

Half-Light WPC

The Kek Lok Si Temple at dusk or evening half-light before the sunset.

SP Lim
Sadly poor in English Literature and Poetry.

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Half-Light
Share a photo inspired by a poem, verse, song lyric or story.
Photo by Krista. CCBY

By Krista

I love evening half-light: that time just before dusk when the sky still holds light as darkness creeps across the land.

That magical half-light reminds me of a favorite poem, “Aedh Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven,” by William Butler Yeats. These two lines in particular speak to me of comfort, warmth, and peace:

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light

Here’s the poem in its entirety:

Aedh Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven
Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

— William Butler Yeats

Krista WPC

Half-Light ~ Photo by Krista. CCBY

Photo by Krista. CCBY

Share a photograph inspired by a favorite poem, verse, story, or song lyric. Bonus points if you share why the particular text resonates with you. (Though you certainly don’t have to!) If you’re not feeling especially literary or musical this week, see if you can capture the beauty of morning or evening half-light in your corner of the globe.

Half-Light

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3 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Half-Light

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  1. Pingback: Half-Light (Early Morning B4 Shopping) | What's (in) the picture?

  2. As you say: it is a photo challenge and not a literary one.

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