Archive for April 30, 2012

After Dark

Posted in Uncategorized on April 30, 2012 by stevemccurry

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
– Vincent Van Gogh



Hong Kong


The man who has seen the rising moon break out of the clouds
at midnight has been present like an archangel at the
creation of light and of the world
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mumbai, India

One moon lights a thousand forevers…
– Meng Chiao
New York, NY
There is something haunting in the light of the moon;
it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and
something of its inconceivable mystery.
– Joseph Conrad
 Sava River Valley, Slovenia

It seemed to be a necessary ritual that he should prepare himself for sleep by
meditating under the solemnity of the night sky…
a mysterious transaction between the infinity of the soul and the infinity of the universe.
– Victor Hugo

New York, NY
Night, when words fade and things come alive.
When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again.
When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Mumbai, India

Day, like a weary pilgrim, had reached the western gate of heaven, and
Evening stooped down to unloose the latchets of his sandal shoon.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Hyperion

 Sri Lanka

O radiant Dark!  O darkly fostered ray!
Thou hast a joy too deep for shallow Day.
– George Eliot

Shwedagon Pagoda, Rangoon, Burma/Myanmar
Sicily, Italy

To me at least was never evening yet
But seemed far beautifuller than its day.
~Robert Browning, The Ring and the Book


 La Fortuna, Honduras


Most glorious night!
Thou wert not sent for slumber!
~Lord Byron



Learn to reverence night and to put away the vulgar fear of it,
for, with the banishment of night from the experience of man,
there vanishes as well a religious emotion,
a poetic mood, which gives depth to the adventure of humanity.
– Henry Beston

Bamiyan, Afghanistan


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