Thursday, April 1, 2010

my wandering imagination

during the day
the sidewalks
become home to
puddles


and i find my
imagination
drifting
into the scenes
stored inside
their muddy brown bodies


and so
imagine
my boyish joy
when
one evening
i found myself
walking alongside
a man o' war

its masts
and rigging
grazing the
march sky

21 comments:

Kathleen said...

May that child-like imagination never flee!

Elisabeth said...

You have such a wonderful imagination, Steven, to see such a grand sight in an ordinary pot hole filled with water. How clever you are.

steven said...

kathleen - i treasure it! steven

steven said...

hello elisabeth - i think everyone has the capacity for child-like wonder and appreciation of this world (and others)! steven

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Wow - there it was - waiting for you to slip aboard and sail away!

acornmoon said...

Oh yes, I see it too!

Happy Easter Steven to you and yours.

Dan Gurney said...

Ahoy! Anchors aweigh! We have oceans to cross!

Reya Mellicker said...

REflections reveal alternate worlds. They are never exactly the same as what they are allegedly reflecting.

I love what you see, Steven, and that you share it with us.

Worlds within worlds within worlds. I love that!

Helen said...

This is even better than cloud gazing .... (which at the age of 68 I still do)

ellen abbott said...

so cool steven. I've been so busy and so behind on visiting my blogs. these are just wonderful.

steven said...

hey ellen - i'm in the same boat. i've hardly had the time to get out and visit my fave people. report cards and other paperwork and then a conference and well here i am. thanks for dropping by. steven

steven said...

helen - i learned about seeing in puddles from reya over at http://thegoldpuppy.blogspot.com/ it's a cool world - cool like the clouds. steven

steven said...

bonnie - when i was a young boy living in england i saw a book with big sailing ships in it and i was smitten. forever!!! steven

steven said...

acornmoon - thankyou so much. have a lovely english easter!! steven

steven said...

dan you're a sailor. i've been on one forty footer - railing in the sea, jenny billowing, it was wicked!!! i have to dream even if it's looking into the reflections of a puddle. have a lovely easter weekend. steven

steven said...

reya - i learned to see into puddles from you. i saw but i didn't see. worlds within worlds - yes. then worlds beyond that. then nothing. i'm so glad to be able to share this with you. steven

Linda Sue said...

You are so much fun!

Kay said...

fab.........xx

steven said...

linda sue - i have so much fun!!! steven

Barry said...

Hey, I can see that. Very imaginative Steven. I would never have noticed it without your pointing it out.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

super cool! i'm glad your imagination has remained in tact. you made me use my imagination to see what you are seeing. i love it!