Watcher of the Skies

The San Francisco skyline, painted in a gorgeous sunset, has no shortage of admirers. Taken from the Blue & Gold fleet from SF to Sausalito.

Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
When a new planet swims into his ken;
Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes
He star’d at the Pacific — and all his men
Look’d at each other with a wild surmise —
Silent, upon a peak in Darien.
– John Keats, On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer



7 thoughts

  1. I love John Keats poetry and this is very accurate. I like his individual person interpret ion of the skyline. Good find! The visual aspect concept rather than just outlining facts is what I’m trying to do with my blog also by taking an event, location or image and deconstructing it visually, simply and metaphorically for the reader. This is it if you wanna check it out:

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