Thursday, February 11, 2010

the door latch

in the middle of winter
in the eastern woodlands

a leaf

earthbound
and
skyward

an opening
to both worlds


the door latch
rusting scarlet...
winter rain

15 comments:

Golden West said...

I especially like how the beads of sugary ice have formed along the leaf's crisped cinnamon edge.

Reya Mellicker said...

I love any little reminder of the season just past, or the season ahead which is why I look forward to the first crocuses. (Croci? What is the correct plural?)

Steven I have NO special pull with the powers that be! I always say that the weather predicts me, not the other way around. But if I were your students, I wouldn't let that stop me from doing a snow dance. I figure these gestures can't hurt anything, and they keep us busy and creative while we wish the weather would conform to our needs.

Seriously I don't ever do weather magic. That's outta my hands. But thank you for your confidence in me!

Titus said...

Utterly stunning words, steven, and a gorgeous picture. Thank you.

The Weaver of Grass said...

That leaf is such an exquisite colour steven.

Friko said...

beautiful!
I've scrolled back and found nothing but treasure trove.
Yours is a blog to linger over and savour.

willow said...

the door latch
rusting scarlet...
winter rain

So beautiful I had to read it aloud...several times. Sigh.

steven said...

hi golden west - keen eye! i like that the leaf has hovered there for months. waiting. holding a moment arrested. steven

steven said...

reay - i'm calling in my people. we need whatever edge we can gather to make things change - hey it might even benefit you folks down in dc if we can shove some of the weather this way!!! thanks for the sweet comment!!! steven

steven said...

titus - this is one of my favouraite posts in a while. i really like maing them and then visiting them but this one had something really eseential and there about it. steven

steven said...

hello weaver - it's like a piece of art, hand-painted with such care and detail. thanks for dropping by and have a lovely evening in the dale!! steven

steven said...

friko thankyou for those words!! i really love creating tis place and all its details. reall i do!!! i am so glad and surprised that it appeals to other people. have a lovely evening. steven

steven said...

willow - it's amazing isn't it!!! the visual. the link to the photograph! wow!! i love the insight these poets have had and how it holds for so very long. steven

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Again!
You amaze!

Jenny Stevning said...

...rusting scarlet...

Oh, that is classic. I love it!
The one, lone red leaf of winter...

Seth said...

Such a stunning leaf and lyrical words to go with!