Monday, March 10, 2008

moon rise, spider, bed centre

Yesterday evening, Heidi says, "Look outside". I go out.There is a dense bank of cloud, like a solid hillside above the Common. Overhead, the sky is clear and lit by a sickle moon. The moon's unlit area and outline, are clearly visible, in shadow form, below the bright crescent.

In a the windscreen of a car a giant spider straddles the glass from roof to bonnet. It is the reflection of telephone wires radiating out from the telegraph pole beneath which the car is parked.

In Mount Sion a big delivery lorry bears the inscriptions "Bed Centre. Sleeping"
I think of John Donne's poem which begins:
Busy old foole, unruly sunne,
Why dost though thus,
Through windows, and through curtains call on us...?
And concludes:
...Shine here to us, and thou art everywhere:
This bed thy centre is, these walls, thy spheare."

1 comment:

Lucy said...

Wouldn't it be fine to see a Bed Centre delivery lorry with a quote from John Donne on it?
I'm afraid I have broken with precedent and tagged you with that book meme. You don't have to do it of course.
The rules and details are at mine, but in essence they are:
1. Pick up the book you are reading, or else the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.