Shakespeare and the Rising Sun

April 7th, 2013, 7am

As when the golden sun salutes the morn,

And, having gilt the ocean with his beams,

Gallops the zodiac in his glistering coach,

And overlooks the highest-peering hills.

William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus (c. 1584-1590), Act II, scene 1, line 5.

My Daybreak Almanac (on Flickr) provides a number of recent sunrises , none better than the one above, that conjure up the very vision seen by Shakespeare over 400 years ago. Be sure to click on the photo above to see how fully it resonates with Shakespeare’s word picture.

Adrian, Philippe, Ragini and Shu said thanks.

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David Wade Chambers

Born in Oklahoma: 30 years in US. 6 years in Canada, 40 years in Australia. Academic field: history and philosophy of science. Currently, teach indigenous studies online at Institute of American Indian Arts (Santa Fe, NM) and Brandon University (Manitoba). Come visit our B&B on Australia's Great Ocean Road. Mate's Rates for Hi community! (

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