Monday, July 25, 2011

held


touch her light
with your eyes

she is so round
so pure

bright
when the night
describes her

20 comments:

Jinksy said...

is that one tiny firefly? Sheesh!

steven said...

jinksy that's the moon hovering above two small stems of cedar. steven

Reya Mellicker said...

Love me my Luna ... sometimes ... when she is in a good mood at least.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Superb photo and succinct description. You are a minimalist and a wordsmith.

erin said...

oh, it is inside of the line, when the night describes her! what relationship! yes.

(ha! word verification: moonoliv)

xo
erin

Friko said...

there's a tiny stem rising from the tree line, holding the moon aloft on it.

aguja said...

A moment suspended in time.

Pauline said...

like a candle made of cedar and moon - how cool!

Linda Sue said...

What an awesome shot! Decorating Cedar with moon1

steven said...

reya - the moon has always been kind in my eyes. steven

steven said...

lizzy - the little moments are the most fascinating. they are somehow richer for their simplicity. steven

steven said...

erin isn't it cool how often the word verification connects to the content of a posting. thanks for your kind comment. steven

steven said...

friko yes! steven

steven said...

aguja - the moon in a moment suspended in time. steven

steven said...

pauline - that's a lovely phrase for something that needs to be written. steven

steven said...

linda sue all those years reading haiku and tanka and drinking sake finally pay off for both of us! steven

Valerianna said...

Not sure why I thought of this - well, because it is a moon story. First of all, I love the moon on a stem, wonderful.... I was studying art in Italy MANY years ago. My little group of friends befriended a guy whose family had an incredibly little villa in small town outside of Florence. We were there for Thanksgiving dinner. In the evening, the moon rose an incredible orange-yellow color over the hills and trees. I called everyone up to see- come up and see this, its incredible I yelled. Everyone came up, but no one had the response I thought was appropriate. They all said, oh, the moon, is that what you wanted to show us? I was a bit dumbfounded.. yes, the moon, but not just the moon THIS moon, THIS night, THIS color...get it? They didn't quite. It was a moment of profound learning for me..... thanks for calling the memory to surface- and for the loveliness of your words and vision as well!

steven said...

valerianna i'm very grateful that you were able to share this very personal memory here. it's often so hard to express the moment of sight and especially the moment of insight in such a way as to make it meaningful to others. you're very fortunate and now so are we! steven

ellen abbott said...

Your new header pic is so beautiful.

steven said...

ellen - thankyou. i watched this unfold and took several photographs as each moment it changed of course. i'm looking to the skies for some sort of direction. there's lots of roiling and rumbling, tumbling and folding. steven