dreams of christmas past

December 29, 2015 at 1:02 pm (artwork) (, , )

122915 Christmas Past diffused w orange

dreams of christmas past
a post christmas post

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Content to Meander

December 26, 2015 at 1:59 pm (photographs, poetry) (, , , , )

122615 1211 Content to Meander

gladly the wetlands they watered
drops from elsewhere
lofted high on cloudy shoulders
drops well scattered
settle into inviting shallows
drops rejoined meander into a healthy flow.

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Dash of Color

December 22, 2015 at 11:26 am (photographs) (, , , , , , , )

122215 1219 now for a dash of color (2)

a much welcomed dash of color
amidst our gray days of the nearly-winter season.

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Light Plays

December 19, 2015 at 12:33 pm (photographs, poetry) (, , , , )

Light Plays
across the face of the meadow

rains past, present, very near future
altogether celebrated in momentary glory

Light Plays
across the face of me

pains past, present, very near future
altogether forgotten in momentary glory

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Sweet Dreams

December 17, 2015 at 11:32 am (photographs) (, , , )

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Sharp Leading Edge

December 16, 2015 at 11:14 am (photographs) (, , , )

121615 1215 Sharp Leading Edge

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Hence begins a season of vagaries and obscurities

December 15, 2015 at 10:39 am (photographs) (, , , , , )

121515 1211 Vagaries and Obscurities

vagaries and obscurities

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through their eyes

December 12, 2015 at 10:52 am (photographs) (, , , , , )

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through the eyes of the rain fairies
how brightly the world before them
shimmers
refreshed
ready for sun bursts
to complete their energizing labor.

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Rain fairies dance

December 11, 2015 at 5:15 pm (photographs) (, , , )

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Rain fairies dance
a flirtatious brush there
a wet soppy kiss here

the wetlands swoon
under their lingering caress
relieved from a dried out duress

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Stepping Up

December 8, 2015 at 11:34 am (religious/ethics)

i value the concept of being an “earth holder” as i and the earth, and all therein, are deeply and inextricably interlinked. i think of the concepts of Thich Nhat Hanh – interbeing, we inter-are.

Turtle Rock Farm

Last week,
a 140-seat movie theater
in Oklahoma City sold out
a one-time showing of the documentary
This Changes Everything,”
based on the book by Naomi Klein.
It is climate change
that changes everything. The film’s images
made that painfully clear, as conversations
with friends who saw the film
testify. It became clear to us all
that we’re not doing enough
and that everything we do
and don’t do
matters
and that the more we
come together to do
together,
the better off all life on the planet
will be.

A few of us have been walking
each morning the last eight days
to “hold Earth”
during the UN Climate Summit in Paris.
Emerging for me
during the walking meditation
is a connecting
I haven’t experienced before.
Yes, I notice the frosty grass,
the blue sky,
the birdsong,
oranges, reds, golden in the tree leaves,
sun-glistened strands of…

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