Rescue you we ask?
Five days into the answer
Rephrase the question
Rescue you we ask?
Five days into the answer
Rephrase the question
P inkish hues of spider’s silk
O ranges, yellows, whites like milk
R eds and greens in varying tints
C apture the sun’s rays as they glint
H ere on the mums, there on a wing
P rompting retreat to shade covered things
O ppressive, this air you can cut with a knife
E ven the bird, like dragon, still life
T oday’s one for dwelling, musing, no movement
S o hoping tomorrow will bring some improvement
The last holiday before the official end of summer.
And this is a steamy one for sure.
Humidity levels are through the roof so if you venture into the sun, you’ll braise…not bake 🙄
It is a day to celebrate the working person.
A day to ‘not’ work [as long as you don’t work in retail, then it’s a day to go Christmas shopping].
I know, right?
Anyway, since I don’t work outside the home, it is just another laundry day, with the added bonus of baking turtle brownies. (turtle brownies: nuts and caramel in the brownies, um yeah mama)
Baking? Today? In this heat?
Ummm, my indoor thermostat says 68, and as he knows me well…he knows that should his digits read below 68, I shall haul off and punch him in the face!
So yeah, it’s a baking day 🙂
As happens in the summer, more bloggers are out living life rather than inside writing about it, hence, less blogging more jogging. At least it seems so to me.
And while I wasn’t out there jogging (God forbid!) I was ‘out there’.
So Labor Day does tend to remind me that it’s time to come in once in a while and ease back into the fall yarns (get it?) so when winter comes, I’ll be knitting stories with the best of ya!
I don’t have any particular “What I did on my summer vacation” tales to weave, but I do have a snap or two that do paint (crafty eh?) a pretty picture of some of the fun we had.
Like…the time Matty spent back in the lower 48. Three weeks of sun and disc golf and beachin and boozin (ahem) and cousins and Grandfolks and…well, you get the idea
For myself…most of my time was spent in the same places as the boys…I just had my hands on something other than a beer bottle.
[Ah shit, that’s a lie. I had one hand on a bottle and the other on the camera.]
Okay? Geesh! Can’t get away with crap around here!
So my time was spent catching mountains and moonlight…
then rivers, lakes, and lilly pads, roads and bridges too.
I had a couple days where the pickens were slim; a tree and some deer, and an old car pullin in. A whirlygiggly butterfly and dead people’s ground; a downpour and a pond sign for an absconded pond.
But you all know what I’m like, always a barn or two; then Supe with his sidekick, and a damsel lunching, eew eew…
This is a glimpse of what I’ve been laboring with. And if I do say…
Life is Good!
Hope you all had an enjoyable, relaxing, family and fun filled summer.
I look forward to seeing more regular attendance now that Blog U is back in session.
I have ordered dreams
With a side of happiness
Where’s the fisherboy?
She waits, as she always does, on the south side of the room
The same chair, straight, hard
The only softness is the faded paisley upon the seat
But that comfort is not for her
The oak warms in the sun
But remains cold and hard against her black skin
As she hangs on its back, waiting
For her special someone
The beams streaming through the door beside her
Unseen but felt
Tickling her, bathing her, tempting her
The promise of adventure
Oh how she wishes she had the wings of a bird
Like the one she paints
In the dark
She’d fly through that door
The sun, the clouds
Fire and rain
She misses them
She almost remembers
Diluted, like watercolor
She draws the lily as she remembers it
A light spot in the dark
Of her memory’s eye
The myrtle that should be blooming by now
Longing to set her gaze on the ordinary
That she may set her sights to the extraordinary
This Is what she was born to do
But she has no control
Not over when, not over where
Hers is not to ask why
Hers is but to seek the truth when it is asked of her
Truth in beauty and the beauty in truth
So she waits
As long as she is here
In the same room, on the same chair
She is blind
So she begs
“Uncover my face. Raise me up so that I may whisper in your ear
Be my wings so I can soar over field and stream
Capture the beauty of now
To keep with me for then
Our adventure is out there”
“Let me teach you to see the beautiful in the ugly” she pleads
“Let me show you the extraordinary ordinary” she whispers
Familiar hands, comforting hands
She’s flying, lifted and carried outside
It begins…today is the day
Eye open wide, taking it in
Capturing life as it happens
Tomorrow, she’ll wait again
But today…she flies
Today she is…
As we approach our nation’s day of independence, I had a thought or two that I’d like to share. In honor of all who fought, died, survived, and still fight so we may enjoy…our country’s ultimate day of freedom…Happy July 4th America
seventeen hundred and seventy six
this day in that year our fate we did fix
we rallied and warred and we bled the fields red
all for the right to our freedom instead
of the yolk from an empire determined we bow
to king and to country, the collective high brow
we started ignorant, starving, and poor
equipped with nothing but freedom’s allure
one hundred times two add to that thirty-eight
the years then to now, the days fate to fate
our beginnings were humble, and not always sainted
to think what we’ve done to the darker and painted
all we can strive for is continu-ed learning
to treat all as equals, we all have that yearning
for the freedoms hard fought and hard won from oppressors
it’s not up to us to now be the aggressors
but when those who still fight for the simplest of freedoms
can’t live and can’t love and can’t grow their own kingdoms
I will not say war is always the answer
but fight we should still against any agenda
that takes away rights to live free and live true
a war worth waging, battles must ensue
to live in a world that allows you to be
everything imagined, the power of we
I hate that our country is still fighting wars
but hate more would I if we sat on the shores
of our own piece of heaven, at the same time deny
the same to others who’d enjoy it but by
the happenstance of geography
but for that they’d be me
but for where I was born
I could easily live in a country that’s torn
should I feel guilty? should I feel blessed?
to one I’ll say no, to the other I’ll say yes
I won’t lay claim to guilt not my doing
but nor condone I, those who hope our ungluing
a believer am I of “get what you pay” for
but not when one has and the other is dirt poor
if you cannot fight for the basic of rights
then why should we feel bad for fighting their fight?
goliaths are bullies, and davids are smaller
but bigger’s just bigger, not better, just taller
the true winner wins when the heart is the weapon
big losers lose when they continually lessen
the right of the people, equality all
pride goeth ‘fore the mightiest fall
in honor of our freedom, in honor of our fight
a prayer I’ll say ‘fore this morning is night
may all who seek peace and all who seek freedom
know you’re not alone as long as we are one
nation of davids, scrappers are we
a nation of davids, who’ll fight ’til you’re free
Let Freedom Ring
Often times, with(out) rhyme or reason
I cook up a poem and sprinkle it with season
My words, just like the food that I cook
Can appear as one thing upon first look
Simple, country, amateur dishes
Like green eggs and ham or chips and fishes
But should you be willing to read ‘tween the lines
Or take the next bite, I hope you’ll find
Layers of meaning like layers of flavor
Words that surprise and tastes to savor
The nuance of herbs and hints of spice
The question I leave you with “naughty or nice?”
And, if you care to, witness you will
The care that I use to practice this skill
Whether gliding the pen ‘cross the paper’s bow
Or fondling keys, like I’m doing now
Salting or peppering, kneading or rolling
For grilling or frying, baking or boiling
My use of the pen or the knife does not matter
The result is the same whether poem or batter
I want you to love it and then ask for more
Not for the praise, not to keep score
I want to feed both, the mind and the belly
A creamy word-spread to go with hot jelly
It’s said all a good cook needs in the kitchen
Is to express love through food (and to feed dem dats bitchin’)
So what does it take to make a good poet?
A mind a bit quirky and not afraid to show it
Want a better way to
get off the street?
beat the heat?
spare the feet meat?
Do you like
Are you turned on by
Can you relate to
Romans and Africans?
Are you into
Do you want
or maybe prehistorical?
There is a way
to spend the day
with those that walked before us
That is to say
if you head that way
you just might spot a ‘saurus
Whatever you dig
or if digs are the fig
inside your personal ‘newton’
Then take a trip
aboard the ship
of the old masters, monsters, and Teutons
And as is my way
to share the day
maybe too my duty
To showcase one spot
that you’d otherwise not
experience the beauty
Of reeds so red
rising from the bed
with nary a thing shielding
While waters dance
and winds advance
the fragile stand unyielding
*Chihuly’s Glass Red Reeds at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art
Is it the green of the grass or the warmth of the sun?
The freedom he feels when he can just run?
Or the sounds of his family, the music of laughter
that tickles his fancy? Is that what he’s after?
The joy he exudes when brothers play ball
Tears and then laughter when one of them falls
He’ll often be seen, his tongue tasting air
settled on the stoop, pondering there
What is he thinking, what treats are in store
for this legend in training, this blessing and more?
As Grammy, I’d tell you, “he’s deep like his roots”
But honestly his passion is only his BOOTS!
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