Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring House Cleaning

This is what I've been doing rather than facing the garage and basement. I'll bet you'd have cabin fever, too, if you lived as far north as some of your fellow bloggers. It's good to be out-of-doors.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sure signs . . .

(To those not versed in 'swan ways' . . . that's a love bite. Not to worry.)

Light and Pollen. Spring.


White. Bright Heart


I was alone,
my small dark soul,
its wings hunched
beneath shame's weight.
The little light in the quiet
where I whispered sins
to the tired priest,
still rests inside that child’s heart.
Sweet sad light.

Today, I walked beside a lake
and startled when I saw the swans
released before the sun’s warm arms
have lifted leaves and grasses.

March is cold, but full of light;
a light that fills the outstretched wings
of a freed and joyous heart.
Oh white! White! White!
Oh white, bright heart!


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spring Gratitude

The sap is headed sun-ward. At night - winter tries to pull it back.

I watched this fellow pruning sapsicles.

At first glance I thought he was gnawing on a bone, but naaah.

Is he cryn' ?

Yeah. Pretty sure that's a tear of gratitude.

Is that a happy tear on the robin's cheek, too. Alleluia. Spring at last.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ohio . . . . . Arizona . . . . Ohio . . . . Arizona Hmmm

If you asked these two winter-weary comrades - I'll bet they'd choose Arizona.

OK, wiseacres - you can come up with your own caption, but Chilhuly calls this 'Saffron Tower',

This pix is a metaphor for my winter-scrambled brain.

Another planet far far away. Sunlight, birds, faces that smile. Oh,sure, but find a decent mud puddle! Nah-ni-nah-ni-nah-na. We Ohioans have mud and you AZonians dohon't . . . ;0)

(Disclosure:0) We did get to enjoy a week of this very special place.