Monday, October 23, 2017

seeing the bridge that morning

how can i tell you?

it was like
seeing through 
time itself

like stepping into
a snowy wardrobe

or falling through
a looking glass

"Alice began to think that very few things were indeed impossible."
                           ~Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

Susan, about lucy: She thinks she has found a magical the upstairs wardrobe.
Professor Kirke: (eyes widening) WHAT did you say?
Peter: Um, the wardrobe upstairs. Lucy thinks she's found a forest inside.
Susan: She won't stop going on about it.
Professor Kirke: What was it like?
Susan: Like talking to a lunatic.
Professor Kirke: No, no, no. Not her. The forest.
Susan stares: You're not saying you believe her?
Professor Kirke: You don't?
Susan: But of course not. I mean logically it's impossible.
Professor Kirke: What do they teach in school these days?
                       ~C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

*There is a bridge called "faith" that some can barely fathom, taking those who dare cross, into a whole new world. :)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

observing the falls, a two part poem

like grief (part one)

i saw niagara
last week

i heard her roar

and tiny were the  birds
swooping near the bottom
while her waters 
rushed over


Grief has to be worked through.  It is like walking through water.  Sometimes there are little waves lapping about my feet.  Sometimes there is an enormous breaker that knocks me down.  Sometimes there is a sudden an fierce squall.  But I know that many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it."  
~Madeline L Engle

*Those tiny little birds at the bottom of the falls were inspiring. They kept flying in and out of the spray, in and out of the roar, in and out…..

like comfort (part 2)

later that week
in the catskills
we found
a small

mine kill falls


but she 
was gentle

smoothing jagged rocks
into soft round stones

and in her quiet way
she kept coming
and coming

“Beauty is essential…..sometimes only beauty helps.”  John Eldrege 

“As long as i live, i’ll hear waterfalls, and birds, and winds sing.”  John Muir

*I’m with you John!  (with both of you!) :)