Sunday, November 15, 2009

the night that was . . .

in the rain-smeared
night
that was . . .


cars swish-hissed by
on their blurry paths of light

the trees swayed,
and leaves
skipped down the
darkened colourless street
like tiny grey ballerinas.

mysterious forms
appeared at the window . . .
and i heard
the surreptitious
scurrying
of a mouse
inviting its family
and friends
to spend the evening
in my chimney.

26 comments:

Steven Anthony said...

such great pics....nice words, love the blog;)

Rachel Fenton said...

I love to hear the rain lashing the windows at night, car or house, and play face seek in the droplets and streaks on the glass.

Titus said...

Extraordinary photgraphs, steven!
No wonder the mice fancied a night inside.

steven said...

hi steven, thankyou very much. i like it here as well. i'm very glad that you do!! have a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

hi rachel - the sound and sight and scent of rain is high up on my list of sensorial pleasures. especially if i am just ging to bed or just waking up. it softens the air - literally and metaphorically. have a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

hello titus - yes the mouse is a chocolate brown mouse and very clever. my chimney has long been a favourite haunt for those little animals who need to winter inside! have a peaceful day. steven

Barry said...

The photos are beautiful and very sensual Steven. I love the sound of the rain as well, especially when we're out camping in a tent.

willow said...

Lovely reflective rainy pics, Steven. I adore the notion of a mouse inviting his friends and family to spend the evening in your chimney!

jinksy said...

What a fantastic, atmospheric post, from start to finish. I'm with the mouse, every time!

ellen abbott said...

Lovely post. Even mice need shelter.

steven said...

oh barry absolutely - the very best place to be is in a tent!! waking by an algonquin lake and looking across the water as rain spits or chucks it down - well i don't mind either. it's golden!!! have a lovely day. steven

steven said...

hello willow - if i see the little guy i'll let him know that there are several people in the world who would love to put him and his family up for a little while!!!! he's dark brown and very very clever!!!! have a lovely day at the manor. steven

steven said...

jinksy thankyou so very much!!! i actually like mice. i live with people who don't like them quite as much!!! have a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

ellen - it's true and honestly i don't mind them in the garage or the chimney but everywhere else is covered by an agreement i have with them that they sometimes break!!! have a lovely day ellen. steven

Linda Sue said...

Oh Steven- your blog- le sigh*, every post is a work of genius, delicious, beautiful...le sigh*

Jenny Stevning said...

Sounds like heaven on earth.

steven said...

oh linda sue - you are too generous!!!! thankyou. steven

steven said...

hello jenny - there's a lot of heaven here on earth. sometimes it's carefully tucked away and you have to really look for it. have a lovely day. steven

MCJArt said...

Again, I love your 'visual~views' and I looooooove the little purple flower!

~MCJ ~

steven said...

hi mcjart - thankyou again. i came across some other very small pieces of simple beauty this morning while walking in the fog through the nearby woods. i'm so lucky that this is all a part of my life. steven

Verily I go. said...

I could completely understand a 'mice agreement'. The pictures are compelling, beautiful.

Margaret Pangert said...

Hi Steven! I love the light in the rain, the raindrops flowing in the night. beautiful photos. the gold and blue shimmering of rain in the night. the tiny grey ballerinas. A unique perspective today.

nollyposh said...

Oh i love good rain talk, especially when it comes with such beautiful pics X:-) and Lol you have mice and we have possums!

steven said...

i'm glad you understand "the agreement" verily!!!! thanks for the compliment. steven

steven said...

hi margaret, i love the way light washes out and through the rain. i always have. i love also the way rain blurs the flow of experience, softens it somehow. have a peaceful evening. steven

steven said...

hello nolly! i'll take the mice thanks!!!!! steven