There is a 'before' and an 'after' that we forget about 'during' -- but every calendar carries colors that change, not with the seasons or weeks, or even days, or hours, but with moments -- And we cannot find a 'why', we just know the 'when', and we reach for something invisible, and beyond, and … Continue reading "Life Happens, and then Suddenly It Doesn’t"
On the edge of then, In the spring of hope, Came a set of eyes, And a heart to match, With some torn-up shoes, And a bit of rope ‘Round some plastic swings By a wide green patch, In the big backyard that a farm kid knows: with its hills and grass, with its curves … Continue reading "On The Edge of Then"
Draw boundaries around the universe before drawing them around grief
The words you said, like kisses in the cold overlooking the vistas of all you'd never done; all that you hoped and meant to do -- These were my inheritance, my keepsakes, my treasures to return to as a mountaintop experienced within misunderstood autumn before knowing How all that besets us and bedevils us can … Continue reading "7 Autumn Moments (6)"
In a teeming time, By a longing lake, We believed in love For the loving's sake; So we sang our songs, And we held our hands, And the sun shone bright Off our wedding bands. In a tangled time, By a lonely lake, We asked questions why For the question's sake; But the songs fell … Continue reading "7 Autumn Moments (5)"
carelessly we drank the shadows autumn gave its abundance in contrast and beautiful extremes
A farm November Cold and fast moving children Gathered there to eat Where that process has its start Or perhaps really its end
The sun settling Into its darkening bed Felt there near silence The wind whispered the unsaid And two nodded in assent
In the far autumn Slowing to the pace of leaves Blown free from the tree We could not find our way back Nor recognize each other