Sunday, April 17, 2011

and then i left

on the day of my leaving cuba, the skies were wistful and threadbare






closer to the earth the very tiny joy that is a flower
held me close


and then i left

18 comments:

Ruth said...

Steven, I think the clouds were trying to keep you their in a gauzy hold, and the periwinkle kissed and smiled you good-bye. Those clouds are inspiring and soothing. The second image is so evocative, an eye . . .

steven said...

hi ruth - i thought that very thought at the moment i saw the clouds. but then solipsism is a thread - a thin one mind you - but a thread all the same that floats as free in the space of me as those beautiful clouds!!!! i felt so lucky to see them - they were so fragile and disappeared at the moment i looked down where i was walking and saw the little periwinkle. steven

OceanoAzul.Sonhos said...

steven, a sky to remember, indeed. The little periwinkle, a small token of farewell.
oa.s

Joanna said...

As I read this and looked at your images of clouds and the tiny flower I'm so grateful that we have the ability to take photographs to remember the beauty we encounter in our days. And even more, to share them with others.

ellen abbott said...

beautiful wispy sky

steven said...

oa.s, the little tokens are the ones i favour most. steven

steven said...

joanna - thankyou for observing this sometimes overlooked fortune! i'm so glad to know people like yourself who bring beauty and insight to my world. thankyou. steven

steven said...

ellen - i like turbulent or wispy. the in-betweens have their own attractions but the extremes draw me closer. steven

Jo said...

I think your tiny periwinkle is a beautiful messenger.

The five-pointed flower brings to mind the five elements of The Tao...fire (or sun), earth, water, wood (or green growing things), and metal. All are needed to attain perfect harmony.

I think you found it in Cuba.

Radcliffe said...

Its a fact - we have to leave to come back - parting is such sweet sorrow.

hope said...

Those clouds look like how I envision a dream as it begins to melt into wakening.

What a pretty flower! Thanks for our mini-vacation!

Reya Mellicker said...

Wow that sky - everything about Cuba was wishing you would stay. Can't blame it!

steven said...

jo thanks for your insight. everything points to a deeper mapping but i can't always follow the paths. it's good to have friends with flashlights! steven

steven said...

radcliffe - that's so very true and especially so for this boy who feels sad every morning he says goodbye to his family. steven

steven said...

hope i'm glad so many cool people like you could come along and experience the little moments of my seeing and remembering. steven

steven said...

reya - it's still echoing around in my body and then also in my daily life. not so much the lounging around as the energy there. steven

Liza Ursu said...

I love your description of the skies as
"wistful and threadbare"
those pics are AMAZING.
I kid you not, I have a pic of a 5-pointed wild rose I took last summer that I was mulling over recently. It is pink too.
Fantastic post Steven, thank you.

steven said...

liza thankyou!!! post the 5-pointed wild rose . . . please! steven