Thursday, May 13, 2010

an old rock


the morning bloomed
warm and tender

not a soul stirring
anything more than
the life they lived in

in the woods
a somnolent hum
borne not of insects
but the contented
solace
of a clear sky
beaming
great swathes
of golden sunshine
through a sweet young canopy
not yet two weeks old

i sat
in the simplest luxury
and dreamed
slow
day dreams
as shadows drifted
their soft grey fingers
across the moss
of an old rock

18 comments:

Delwyn said...

Just beautiful Steven
this is your best piece EVER...

thank you ...I felt it...I experienced it...

Happy days

steven said...

delwyn - i'm humbled by your generous comment. this piece wrote itself. steven

Barry said...

That is literally spell binding, Steven. I agree with Delwyn.

Elisabeth said...

I have a particular passion for moss, Steven. I love the way it comes and goes with the seasons.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Riveting steven - so real - and so much beauty and truth 'captured' in the reality.

ellen abbott said...

I am totally there. thanks for transporting me.

Reya Mellicker said...

I love rocks. And the way your heart beats, Steven. Thank you.

Golden West said...

You are so right, Steven - one of the greatest luxuries is a simple life.

Eryl Shields said...

Lovely! 'not a soul stirring / anything more than / the life they lived in' is wonderfully ambiguous, at once soothing and disturbing.

willow said...

Ah, mossy rocks. I'm in heaven.

(I finally posted your lovely "crystal in spring" on my sidebar)

steven said...

hey barry - spell-binding . . . held in place. a good and magic place. a nice feeling eh my friend! steven

steven said...

elisabeth - i too really appreciate, maybe love would be a better word to describe my affection for moss. steven

steven said...

bonnie - as real as real can be. there's a layer immediately beneath this and then there's the truth! steven

steven said...

ellen i am glad you could come along. really i am. steven

steven said...

reya - i love rocks and swo do my kids. this house has them scattered in and around it and so does my classroom. each has a story. my kids at school love to heare the story of their finding and then of their own history. my heart - i have a heart murmur that produces a slightly off the beat beat. one doctor said to me that that explained it all! cool guy. steven

steven said...

golden west - simplicty is a tremendous luxury when it is entirely appreciated for what it is - and isn't!! yep. steven

steven said...

sould's stir eryl. they stir the life they live in and that's how they become more than they are - well more of what they are. that's why they are here living inside these ridiculous bodies. steven

steven said...

mosy rocks willow - warm, soft, green and then also cool under the green. thanks for the link to the manor page!! steven