Sunday, February 28, 2010

the hope


this is what i know:


this fragile neural tracery
carries the sputtering arcs
of spring's promise
as surely
as i carry the hope

21 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Those tiny buds, the rounded edges of each wiry branch are filled with that hope, Steven. It can't be far now. As my daughter reminds me, here in Australia, it's the last day of summer. For you, the last day of winter.

jinksy said...

"fragile neural tracery"

Beautifully expressed and totally apt.

Dan Gurney said...

Certainly as surely.

acornmoon said...

I love the way the branches fracture the sky, like cracks in the ice.

Pauline said...

Wonderful! The delicate tracery, the spare but perfect words - well done!

steven said...

elisabeth - it's hard to imagine beginning to say goodbye to summer but i know that that's what you and your fellow australians will be doing shortly. have a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

thanks jinksy! i thought of the whole body of the earth as a mind. i know i'm not the first to think that!! steven

steven said...

very clever dan!!! steven

steven said...

hi acornmoon - that's snow behind the branches. i took the pictures looking downwards!! the sky, at the time i took these photos was perfectly white as it was snowing. have a lovely day. steven

steven said...

hi pauline - thankyou for your kind comment. steven

ellen abbott said...

Except for the maple trees, it's all still dormant here. Buds are swelling but no spring green yet.

Friko said...

looks so dead, but every death promises a new beginning.

Delwyn said...

Hello Mr Photo man

that is a lovely anaology that you have made...

spring is the eternal hope...

Happy days

Reya Mellicker said...

The angle of the sun is unmistakable even to we humans. I know those trees have noticed, too. Spring will come again, it will!

Terresa said...

The strength in this poem is found in its brevity. The minimalist pictures are also striking. Bravo!

steven said...

hello terresa, thankyou for you generous comment. steven

steven said...

hi reya - the morning light and the evening light. the length of the shadows, the feeling in the air. it tells stories. steven

steven said...

hello delwyn - the words were in my head as i took the pictures! i love posts like that. steven

steven said...

friko!!! you're up and about again!! hurrah! have a peaceful evening - yes there's life....... steven

Meri said...

How sad life is when we plod through it without hope. I carry some with me every day - hope of spring, of peace, of a day in which I make someone feel appreciated.

Kathleen said...

Indeed. And it is miraculous, no?