Posts Tagged ‘Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry’

The theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge egnellahC otohP lykeeW eht rof emeht ehT
is “Symmetry.” “.yrtemmyS” si

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The first photo shows one of the enjoyable things you can do with an iPad as a camera. Or it might be a photo of an alien!

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This second photo is just about symmetrical and is part of the ceiling of the beautiful building in Philadelphia where I like to meet friends…because there’s a Starbucks there and because I love the architecture.

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Finally, there’s my favorite poem that mentions symmetry:

THE TYGER (from Songs Of Experience)

By William Blake

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare sieze the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art.
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And watered heaven with their tears,
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?