Blue water nest.
Enveloped in words.
Feeling feathers, string and steel.
Waiting and weighted.
Spinning a web,
as birds watch
Blog of illustrator Susan Leopold
Last night my house was burning. Could not find
one precious thing to grab and find comfort in.
And when the torrential rain hammered out the
flames, I was angry with its self-righteous
My house is still burning. And where it is
whole, I have not found all the rooms,
closets and old garbage.
There is no longer
a complacent order.
Havoc has its own
integrity. Charred walls accept young vines
and holes in roof allow the fragrant spring
to freely visit.
My house is not my castle. It is not the
precious final coagulated fulfillment of
ironed-out dreams. It is a plant, a tree
swaying in the evening wind.
Joseph C. Zinker, 2001
from: Sketches: An Anthology of Essays, Art, and Poetry, Gestalt Press
By Deborah Barlow
Musings on poetry, language, perception, numbers, food, and anything else that slips through the cracks.
Women Seeding Change
Insights on the Power of Social Bonds
"Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to the soul" -John Muir
Closer to the Spirit
Children Need Permanency
bernice lum illustration
Sharing cycling joy in Paradise City, Northampton, MA
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