Thursday, September 29, 2011


i cycled along a country road. everything was strangely and beautifully quiet. a large monarch butterfly, flew next to me for a while. the road passed by shadowed and damp woods and fields dotted with white cows.

suddenly, there was colour.

it began with this.

with the immediacy
of its appearance
how could it not
bring me so sharply into the moment
that i blinked
with the suddenness of it
and had to turn back
to see it again
to be sure
of it


Linda Sue said...

I looks like a wheel on fire! It is in motion- oh yes! Fall is falling...hard!

Jinksy said...

A red halo, no less...and I do believe there is a green angel below it.♥

Pauline said...

love the way your words form a focused arrow - that points to a focus - isn't it fun to be yanked into the moment?

steven said...

linda sue - it's like it was the first raindrop or the first snowflake.... steven

steven said...

jinksy - it was such a vivid splash of colour it was like a yell in a quiet room. steven

steven said...

pauline - hauled face first!! steven

Reya Mellicker said...

My head is overfull of green; I look forward to a glimpse of the other colors.

R. Burnett Baker said...

It starts like that, doesn't it... one hint. Then, it seems, the very next day the hills and valleys are burning with color, and I wonder how it appeared so suddenly!


ellen abbott said...

Flowers? Leaves? I couldn't tell, couldn't decide. I'd have had to walk up close to see.

The Weaver of Grass said...

It is these little surprises that enchant at this time of the year Steven.

The Bug said...

It looked like a heart at first glance to me - lovely!

Cheryl Cato said...

Beautiful surprise. I'm glad you went back to take it in & share it with us.