Friday, June 17, 2011

the crumbling tower

arch of nero thomas cole

i could wish to live in
the crumbling tower
of evermore -
my days filled
with its unparalleled perspectives,
the wonderings
of passersby,
the music of shepherd's flutes,
kisses on my eyelids
from sun and cloud.

and each morning
at the base of the tower
a basket filled with the small
wonders of bakers
and gardeners
and candlemakers.


OceanoAzul.Sonhos said...

steven, this is naturally beautiful ...
magnificent words.

[The photo of the flowers (daisies) it's so beautiful]
Have a nice week

Ruth said...

A simple life that appeals to me. Wouldn't it be lovely?

steven said...

oa.s, thankyou. the daisies were a little visual miracle that has opened the eyes of several visitors. i wonder how they'd manage the fame if they knew about it?!! steven

steven said...

ruth - this is a funny little piece of writing - almost a plea from something somewhere inside. to reorganize the outer features of my experiencing into something much less complex and more sensory. thankfully the summer break is coming and i'll be able to honour that need to a greater or lesser degree!!! steven

Reya Mellicker said...

Ah this is beautiful!

I've always longed for the life Rapunzel lived, actually, so I'm in agreement.

ellen abbott said...

I could live like that.

steven said...

thanks reya - just seeing this painting calmed me and i felt the richest sensation of completeness and then also of possibility.
diametrically opposed states that i hoped to reconcile through the words i wrote. the small basket . . . a dream as much as a wish. steven

steven said...

it's funny that isn't it ellen. how something so relatively simple could be so complete. steven