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Archive for April, 2011

Conflagration

The eastern horizon is ablaze. Smoky clouds, gray, blue, and white, billow up into the sky as if from a burning city. Yellow flame sears the eye. Distant hills and tall buildings glow with reflected fire, while the valley lies swathed in mist. In slow motion the inferno expands, taking over the sky; the clouds shrink, recede, until suddenly

it is day.

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Empty

For the weather

the sky the trees

the sun and rain

I am full of words.

Here are pages of them, words in honor of the earth

the moon

the wind and fog.

But for people

ideas feelings

passions

emotions

I have no words.

There may be things to say

but no way to speak them

no words, no sounds

no expression

For things I think and feel

I have no words.

For things that matter

I am empty.

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Spring

Spring
So very much like summer
Vivid blue sky, blazing sunlight, fluffy white clouds scudding along
Days lengthen, twilight extending late into the evening.

Spring
So very much like autumn
Weather ranges in an instant from sun to rain
from thunderous gray to brilliant blue
There is a chill in the air, a suggestion of change in the breeze.

Spring
So very much like winter
Scarves, sweaters, rain boots required
the frosty air, the constant threat of drizzle
the possibility of snow.

Spring
so very much like…
spring.

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