Saturday 19 September 2009


Full Moon


Art thou pale for weariness
Of climbing heaven and gazing on the earth,
Wandering companionless
Among the stars that have a different birth,
And ever changing, like a Joyless eye
That finds no object worth its constancy?

- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Blu Moon
These two moons - one rising full, the other, a few days later about to set - were phgotographed in the village of Emporios on the Greek island of Kalymnos.

The word for moon in classical Greek was selene, named after the Titan goddess of the moon and probably derived, originally, from the word selas, meaning 'brightness'.

In modern Greek, the word for moon is fengari, 'the thing that gleams' as immortalised in Harry Belafonte's recording of George Petsilas' song, Fengari Moo (My Moon).

Images: Brian Sibley © 2009 unloaded by flickr.


SharonM said...

Great pics - especially the first one. When only a half moon is visible, I always try and picture it whole.

Anonymous said...

I always loved the word 'fengarou' which roughly translates to "sweet little nostalgic moon"...