Friday, July 23, 2010

golden descriptors

each wordless
wind waving existence
its own golden descriptor

a waystation
on the journey
from earth to animal
and back again

24 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Food for survival is it not, Steven?
Golden, glorious wheat.

Liza said...

"from earth to animal
and back again"

perfection!

Eryl Shields said...

Beautiful!

ALeks said...

...your ability to show and share seldom forms of beauty amazes me as it hits me sometimes in the middle of my chest,leaving me breathless,speechless behind! WOW!!!

Titus said...

Beautiful steven, words and picture. Love those last lines;

from earth to animal
and back again

The Weaver of Grass said...

That bottom photograph is exquisite Steven.

steven said...

elisabeth - yes it's wheat. i took the picture while racing through the upper new york state countryside with my bike buds ins earch of cold beer and a world cup soccer game!! steven

steven said...

liza thankyou!!! steven

steven said...

eryl thankyou. steven

steven said...

aleks thankyou very much! steven

steven said...

titus thankyou. i thought i'd keep it simple much like how i write for my "gone to earth" blog. steven

steven said...

weaver it was such a surprise after days of racing past orchards heavy with fruit, there was this golden waving expanse!!! we were all taken aback. steven

ellen abbott said...

How cool is that? I don't think I've ever seen a wheat field.

steven said...

ellen there are wheat fields not far from me that were originally planted by the settlers who landed here and needed a wheat that could survive the climate. but i rarely see them. this was right out of the blue - literally! i had to stop. steven

Butternut Squash said...

When you click on the photo, you get this wonderful humble feeling, all of those reverent little heads.
It must have been breathtaking.

Dan Gurney said...

"the wheat fields waving and the bike crowd rolling and all around you a voice was sounding." --Woody

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Steven, your words are music to the soul - removing barriers, and allowing a soothing balm to heal open wounds.

The photo is perfect!

Friko said...

There is almost nothing left for me to say, each new entry of yours is a picture poem, in words and picture, a perfect unit.

Joanna said...

Truly a lovely image Steven. And I love the the concept of wheat as a waystation on the journey from earth and back to earth. This reminds me of some of the concepts elaborated on by Michael Pollan in his incredible book The Ominivore's Dilemma. Have you read it?

steven said...

butternut - each little concretion of energy manifesting as a stalk of wheat to be becoming transformed into another form on its cycle through this place waved its head in the wind. steven

steven said...

dan i'm guessing guthrie - and i'm also going to look it up!! steven

steven said...

sixpence thankyou and also thanks for letting whatever goodness there was present in this piece into your life. steven

steven said...

friko - thankyou. i like to think of what was or is essential in the image when i write the words. every so often i find it. steven

steven said...

hi joanna - i haven't read the book but i believe i came across it perhaps on your blog some time back. my son and i are omniverous although we lean towards the vegetarian in tune with my daughter and partner. steven