Friday, January 15, 2010

not a breath

snow clouds in the sky


not a breath of wind moves
in the winter woods


through the trees
a doorway


blending with the air
i pass through


into a hushed

reverent
place


where treasures
in the form of
water, snow
and dried leaves


form the currency
of a world
caught
within this world

26 comments:

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Everything in life is a reflection of something else... I see so much of my own life in all of nature.

All the best treasures are camouflaged in the places we least expect them to be.

Are you taking all these gorgeous photos?

Crafty Green Poet said...

this is a lovely post, there's a lot of magic in winter woodlands,

jinksy said...

The last frame has to be of a tiny snow-baby in his nest! How sweet!

jack sender said...

go in peace and celebration.

steven said...

hello sixpence - every photograph is taken by me. (if you know anything about cameras this might be of interest to you - i know nothing about cameras!!!) i use an olympus e420. thankyou for your lovely comment. steven

steven said...

hello crafty green - i love the woods and fields near my home. they are filled with small and simple magic. i never tire of it. steven

steven said...

jinksy - you're a romantic poet through and through!!! steven

steven said...

thanks jack!! i try every day! have a peaceful day. steven

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

It reminds me of my concerns -- where a doe goes to give birth?

In this day and age such places are not easy to find -- food, water, shelter.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

I continue to enjoy how you find the extraordinary in the ordinary steven!

Golden West said...

In these black. white and gray days of winter, amazing, upon looking closely, how much color is in your pictures. The last is my favorite - mossy green, orange, ocher, burnt sienna, pure white - so many colors on your artist's palette.

hope said...

I love the tree "doorway", which my eyes saw before they found your words.

You take the coolest pictures...no pun intended. Have a great weekend!

Meri said...

I cannot for the life of me decide whether it was the images or the words that took my breath away for a moment in time. Perhaps both.

Friko said...

If you have eyes to see the small wonders of the world, how fortunate you are.
You, dear Steven, are fortunate indeed.

I love your pictures and your words.

Rachel Fenton said...

The doorway is perfect. Loving your poetry, Steven, both words and pictures.

ellen abbott said...

Another set of incredible photos.

steven said...

thankyou ellen - nature does all the work. steven

steven said...

hi rachel! when i looked back and saw the doorway i thought "yeah, that makes sense!" steven

steven said...

thankyou friko - i feel really fortunate to be able to see these things. steven

steven said...

meri i'm so happy that you enjoyed the pictures and the words!!!! have a lovely evening. steven

steven said...

hi abe, happily in my area there's a substantial amount of green space - fields, woodlands and natural areas preserved and protected - deer, coyotes, wolves, bears, rabbits, squirrels . . . well you know the ecology of the eastern woodlands - it all finds a place. steven

steven said...

bonnie - thankyou. it's all around us waiting to be celebrated! have a lovely evening. steven

steven said...

hope thankyou. i'm very glad you enjoy your visits here. steven

steven said...

hi goldenwest - it's the colours i really look for in the wintertime. they aren't gone but they aren't splashy as in the summer. have a lovely west coast evening. steven

Elisabeth said...

These photos are so clear, crystal clear and sharp, luminescent is a word that comes to mind. They shimmer with life and lend themselves so well to your words. Thank you, Steven.

steven said...

thankyou elsiabeth. i'm so fortunate to live near such a beautiful place as this. steven