Sunday, December 26, 2010

still sound

the temple bell stops
but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers

basho


the morning after christmas day - it's filled with endings and beginnings.
the workaday world has something of a gentle rumble about it.
toys and games are being tried for the first time.
magazines and books are opening and then just as suddenly closing.
there's a need to tidy and organize, to pull back together some of the loosened ends.



a quiet day here.
a visit with my mother and my aunt.
some time by the lake.

a moment releasing fallen poinsettia leaves in the snow.


16 comments:

Reya Mellicker said...

Happy boxing day, Steven. I love the idea of the "gentle rumble" of the workaday world.

I will be working all day today, pausing here and there to listen for the sound of that rumble.

Much love to you and yours.

steven said...

reya there are days where the working world does much more than gently rumble of course but boxing day is usually a bit of a rumble! i hope that your day is peaceful. thankyou for the love! steven

Linda said...

Dear Steven,

Reya reminded me today that I haven't been to bloggy land for a month or more and not to visit you in a while. I read your blog about the tree and the bird and I cried. What a beautiful story. Will you publish it? I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I am doing well. I volunteer at my school two days a week, now that I am retired. I am doing tree stewardship with the students at my school and would love to share your bird and tree story with my school. I hope your family is well.
Linda

steven said...

linda!!! wow it's so great to see you out and about. yesterday afternoon i came across a picture of barry and i said "hey bud!" out loud. the tree story, like any writing on this blog like any photos on this blog are not mine in the sense that i "own" them. i wish for people to use them as they will. if money is made from them i ask that some portion of that money go towards making this world a better place (whatever that looks like!) what a gift you are giving to those students linda!! my family is well. we experienced four family members flying away in two years but i know that each of those people have come back to continue the goodness they had begun. i think of barry in much the same light! hugs for you linda from . . . steven

Jo said...

Thank you, Steven, for adding encouragement, vision, and peace to the world through your beautiful poetry and photos.

You make the world a better place by living with such clear intent.

Best wishes to you and yours as you celebrate all the endings and beginnings!

Jinksy said...

And exquisite photographs, to...

ellen abbott said...

love the way the frost is glittering on that last photo.

deb said...

The photos and words are truly remarkable. I wish you peace as you continue to enjoy the rhythms of this season.

steven said...

jo thankyou for being out there and really getting where it is that i'm coming from and going. the support of people like you helps me get where i'm going. how can i be thankful enough!!! best wishes jo. steven

steven said...

thanks jinksy. steven

steven said...

ellen, i really liked the almost like a nautilus shell if it was red look with the glinting snow crystals!! steven

steven said...

deb thankyou and i'll share the peace wish with you. steven

NanU said...

Gorgeous photos - what a difference a little sun makes!
It's always a pleasure to visit your moment of peace and grace. May you and yours have a very pleasant last week of the year, and an excellent 2011.

Golden West said...

I thought of Barry just days ago, so what a treat to come here and see that Linda had stopped by!

steven said...

nanu - the sun has been a real gift the last few days. thankyou for your kind wishes and of course i and my family wish you happiness and good fortune in the new year. steven

steven said...

golden west - it was a candle on a day of candles!!! steven