I was busy thinking about Ted Harrison’s landscape pictures yesterday, when it occurred to me that they might be more accurately described as skyscapes… I went searching through the archives for other pictures with the same theme:
Our Grade Two class makes these Starry Night tributes every year and I am always mesmerized by how simple but striking they are…
“Twinkle, twinkle, little star!
How I wonder what you are,
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
When the glorious sun is set,
When the grass with dew is wet,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle all the night.
In the dark-blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
Till the sun is in the sky.
As your bright and tiny spark
Guides the traveller in the dark,
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star!” (Jane Taylor)
“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” (Martin Luther King Jr.)