on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/no13_fotologue/4309230032/ Accessed 28/12/2010This photo was taken on 27th Jan. 2010 with the following photographic and cameraspecifications: D300S + SIGMA 30mm F1.4 EX DC /HSMMAS on this image:
In Japan we call this phenomena "Diamond Fuji"[with] the sun setting…into the top of …Mt.Fuji…the very last moment of the sun setting into the back of the mountain. At this
moment, the sun shines like a diamond, hence this is called "Diamond" Fuji. This shot wastaken from the lakeside of Yamanakako (
). Speechless beauty of nature.
sYoruba lines in the first and fifteenth stansas kindly provided by Elegbe. Personalcommunication.Igbo text in the last line from
The Igbo World and its Art
by Chinua Achebe in
Hopes and Impediments
Igbo Arts: Community and Cosmos
African Phiolosophy: An Anthology
byEmmanuel Chukwudi Eze. Stanza one : adaptation of Pastor AIO:
“I thought Oyigiyigi was the name of the stone.
Especially when it says [
òyígíyigì a ò mọo
'We have become Oyigiyigi, we will live forever.' I didn't imagine it was beingreferred to as an adjective.I've heard it explained as something that will not yield or cannot be turned or twisted (hence -yi- in yoruba) while the -gi- sound expresses it's hardness or resilience. Like Igi in wood.Then again it is a combination of yielding and unyielding (yi and gi). A marriage of oppositecharacteristics