Sunday, January 23, 2011

passage

my eyes turn to the very sky
the light falls from

tumbling past
soft-feathered birds


bursting through
dark green needled trees


flowing molten
along iced fingers


and settling in hummocks of pale pink blue
on the soft peace of sunday morning snow

14 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Quite like sunday morning snow as I don't have to go out in it. Lovely words and photos as usual steven.

Ruth said...

Amazing sun. Great word: hummocks.

aguja said...

Oh! This poem shoots straight to my soul and sings to it. My eyes fill with tears of joy.

Pauline said...

Even without your stunning photos I'd have seen what you meant through your aptly chosen words.

Jo said...

Exactly as the light is falling here in Weldon Spring this morning. Praise be...we have sun!

I linked your blog to mine this morning...another coup for me. Will wonders never cease?

Enjoy your Sunday, Steven.

steven said...

weaver today it's thirty below zero celsius. so i went for a walk in the woods. it's good if you're out of the wind. have a lovely day in the dale. steven

steven said...

ruth - hummocks - yep! steven

steven said...

aguja - the light just falls down some days! this year i can't seem to get enough, not that it hasn't been sunnier than usual but i crave it more. steven

steven said...

thanks pauline - clarity isn't always available. i'm grateful that it showed up today. steven

steven said...

jo well done!! i love that feeling of stumbling across something that i can figure out on my own. i love it!! i'm glad that you get the light also. it's such a gift at this time of year that little celebrations should break out whenever we get an eyeful!!! steven

Liza Ursu said...

on the soft peace of sunday morning snow
what a place to land!
welcome sun! I enjoyed some of that shine today too.

Rachel Fenton said...

I remember this feeling; utter elation that a beam of sun chose to light itself on me in the depths of a Northern winter. Beautifully captured, Steven.

steven said...

liza - lucky us!!! steven

steven said...

hey rachel - it truly is elation - it literally draws a smile across my face when it happens. steven