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Posts tagged “George Frideric Handel

Beyond The Temple Walls, Part 2: An Offering


A boy prepares temple offerings.
Devotees give fresh coconuts, fruits and flowers in lieu of sacrifice.



Picture taken outside the Kapaleeshwarer Temple, Chennai



The road-side burning of leaves and rubbish at times creates swirling, white curtains of damasked smoke.



Through which cyclists and walkers pass



Beneath the Rain Trees’ ancient boughs.



Ombra mai fu


Tender and beautiful fronds

of my beloved plane tree,

let Fate smile upon you.

May thunder, lightning, and storms

never bother your dear peace,

nor may you by blowing winds be profaned.


A shade there never was,

of any plant,

dearer and more lovely,

or more sweet.

From Handel’s “Serse