Posts Tagged ‘nature’

Speak to the soul…


“Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied
with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways”

Oscar Wilde


I’m not sure what this little flower is – I found it at the local
bodega just steps from my apartment. Whatever it is, I think it’s beautiful and
I’m okay with not defining and just appreciating. 

No matter what we have come through…


“No matter what we have come through, or how many perils we have safely passed, or how many imperfect and jagged – in some places perhaps irreparably – our life has been, we cannot in our heart of hearts imagine how it could have been different. As we look back on it, it slips in behind us in orderly array, and, with all its mistakes, acquires a sort of eternal fitness, and even, at times, of poetic glamour”  – Randolph Silliman Bourne 

The dust of everyday life…


“Art washes away from the soul the dust of
everyday life”  – Pablo Picasso

I’ll have some delicious food photos later this weekend but until then, here’s a bit of trunk we cut off our christmas tree. I love what looks like the number 4 – as if a secret message.

Always, always you recede through the evenings…


 by Pablo Neruda

have lost even this twilight.

one saw us this evening hand in hand

the blue night dropped on the world.


have seen from my window

fiesta of sunset in the distant mountain tops.


a piece of sun

like a coin in my hand.


remembered you with my soul clenched

that sadness of mine that you know.


were you then?

else was there?


will the whole of love come on me suddenly

I am sad and feel you are far away?


book fell that always closed at twilight

my blue sweater rolled like a hurt dog at my feet.


always you recede through the evenings

the twilight erasing statues.


Happy Thanksgiving!


Vintage Fall Leaves

I wanted to post these for one last look at Fall before heading into Winter. It’s getting much cooler here and as we head upstate, I have my first snowfall to look forward to. 
Wishing everyone a wonderful and restful holiday. I’ll post again when I return!

Photo created using action Vintage Tint by Alls A. Ten

Until my heart is quenched at length…



“A Prayer” by Sarah Teasdale


Until I lose my soul and lie

Blind to the beauty of the earth,

Deaf though shouting wind goes by,

Dumb in a storm of mirth;


Until my heart is quenched at length

And I have left the land of men,

Oh, let me love with all my strength

Careless if I am loved again.


I keep on dying again…


The Lesson
– Maya Angelou


I keep on
dying again.

collapse, opening like the

Small fists of


Memory of old

Rotting flesh
and worms do

Not convince
me against

The challenge.
The years

And cold
defeat live deep in

Lines along my

They dull my
eyes, yet

I keep on dying,

Because I love
to live. 

Being happy…


“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same”  – Anne Frank

My goal today is to approach the world with a positive heart (despite the fact that it’s monday and I’m off to a day of work).  Wishing everyone a good start to the week!

A dreamer…


“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world”  – Oscar Wilde

A spell of rest, and quiet breath, and cool…


I Am in Need of Music by Elizabeth Bishop 
  I am in need of music that would flow
Over my fretful, feeling fingertips,
Over my bitter-tainted, trembling lips,
With melody, deep, clear, and liquid-slow.
Oh, for the healing swaying, old and low,
Of some song sung to rest the tired dead,
A song to fall like water on my head,
And over quivering limbs, dream flushed to glow!

There is a magic made by melody:
A spell of rest, and quiet breath, and cool
Heart, that sinks through fading colors deep
To the subaqueous stillness of the sea,
And floats forever in a moon-green pool,
Held in the arms of rhythm and of sleep.