Friday, January 7, 2011

the shape leaves

i awoke this morning to a falling of small snow

like drifting white vapour

and i got to thinking of a summer's day seeds
sometimes hovering
sometimes clustering
and then a sudden sidewards tack
on a thread of moving air

then continuing their journey
slowly downwards
and settling in the soil

in the weft and warp of their lives,
how they get there isn't as important as getting there

they can wait

if not now
then another time

if not there
then another place


i greatly admire the music of richard skelton.

his music has some of the characteristics of leaves and snow and seeds
as it wends and werns its way through paths that
sometimes find resolution
and more often lead to
a thought
that emerges from an obscured detail of the previous passage


the shape leaves


to listen to additional soundclouds of richard's work then go here.


Dan Gurney said...

I listened to both sound ribbons. Loved them both. Thanks for sharing them, steven.

aguja said...

And this is for us, too. How we get there is also a part of us as it is of nature. Your poem speaks volumes.

all ways 11 o'clock said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful music Steven.


Dejemonos sorprender said...

Hi Steven! very nice words.. and i like the music too.. thanks :)

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Beautiful words accompanied by wonderful sounds!

Thank you. Take gentle care. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Tess Kincaid said...

I awoke to a fresh layer of clean white this morning, as well. x

steven said...

hello dan! i listen to music - all sorts - i am amazed by its ability to bring goodness into a moment. insight - even grace. i'm glad to have shared this with you. steven

steven said...

aguja - thankyou for your additional insight!! steven

steven said...

robert it's not as commercially accessible as some of the visitors here may be used to experiencing but it sits in that place that allows for something other to enter into the equation and for that alone i like it!! steven

steven said...

hey d.s. thankyou and i'm glad to share it with you. steven

steven said...

hello andrew and welcome! i appreciate your generous comment. steven

steven said...

tess - it's magic - like a package of fresh paper or a new sketchbook. steven

Reya Mellicker said...

You introduced me to his music in a post last year. I often play his music while I'm working; it's the perfect foundation for healing and wholeness. Thanks again for these songs and for your never ending poetic wisdom. x

Pauline said...

all life mimics life...

Jo said...

We're having just that sort of snowfall at this very moment here in Weldon Spring, Missouri.

To watch it from my window as I listen to the music clips makes it all the more magical.

Thank you, Steven.

steven said...

reya - i remember your joy at hearing richard's music - hence the posting! steven

steven said...

jo your story of the snowfall's a lovely addition to this post so thankyou very much. steven

steven said...

pauline - that's gonna take some time for me to unpack! steven

Meri said...

There is such a certainty about seeds. They will be what they are, all in good measure, when timing and conditions are right. Some of them are not in any hurry. The digitalis I thought would run riot in my garden after I planted some parent plants in 2009 are just beginning to poke through the ground now, saying, "You're always in such a hurry!"

Linda Sue said...

I really enjoyed "Landings", it is good felting music- so inspired I dashed out to buy more wool. Your words naturally nature-ish pleased Dexter especially- I took him out in it for a long walk...and we thought about leaves, and snow, and seeds.

steven said...

meri that's so true! i've sown so many seeds and seen nothing and then randomly scattered others and they've flourished beyond my imagining! thanks for your thoughtful comment. steven

steven said...

linda sue - that's so cool!!! i have music that is good for writing, music that is good for reading, music that is good for painting, music that's good for all sorts. the thing is i never know what that music is until i hear it and then i try and do whatever it makes me think i want to do. i have to be careful what i listen to!!! hi dexter!!! steven

Richard Jesse Watson said...

Wow Steven, "how they get there isn't as important as getting there..." So true and ought to be comforting to many. I love Skelton's music. Thanks for sharing this.