October 18, 2018: Aphrodite’s Blue Sky

“With thy chariot yoked; and with doves that drew thee,
Fair and fleet around the dark earth from heaven,
Dipping vibrant wings down the azure distance,
            Through the mid-ether;”

—Sappho: Ode to Aprodite

Looking into the azure distance beyond the treetops, through the iron filigree dome of the Temple of Love, Old Westbury Gardens, Long Island, NY.

 © Philip Knight 2018