Sunday, December 8, 2013

how the week ended

this pond is ever changing
because of the sky
the snow
the meadow grasses
the ridges that trace its edges
rich ecotones
 these are the new energy
 the new windows
 i helped paint primer this weekend
 i did the piddly bits
crevices and curves
 where the sill will live
(i will point out that smear was not my doing-it's "mud")
 the corn ladies
demure behind their fringe of standing corn
(maybe these singletons are now bound)
 they wore gowns of white for over a week
until it thawed enough
 coyote leaves offal scat
in the road every day.
a trickster with nasty manners
(i well remember my outrage
at coyote
when i read giving birth to thunder, sleeping with his daughter
coyote builds north america
by barry lopez 
back when i lived in kentucky)
 fortunately,
the streams run high and fast just now
and no deer parts in plastic bags
have been thrown in.
over at the new place
hopefully, there will be no poaching.
hopefully.

12 comments:

Ms. said...

The stark intensity of the country in this dark time is enlivening in a way. Grounding to see it, and I'm grateful for the radiator heat this chill New York City night three flights up in my well-lived, cluttered rooms.

Also, I meant to thank you for this golden background color. I love it and changed my blog background color because I do.

Velma Bolyard said...

ms, sometimes you just have to have yellow. cold here tonight.

Valerianna said...

Oh, I can feel my voyeur spirit beginning to CRAVE the images that will follow the progress of the new space!!!! And the corn folks... love them... and a clean stream, way cool. Happy days :)

Bryan's Japanese Textiles said...

It is going to be warm and cozy. I am looking forward to seeing the house finished. More pictures please.
bryan

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, a bit shy about it all--
bryan, it's already warmer than this old barn!

neki desu said...

your new house,what a thrill!

Alice said...

Love your corn ladies, but I wish I could wrap them in blankets.
And yes the yellow is wonderful, reminds me of butterscotch.

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, yep, it's cool!
alice, i have this total picture of fields of these washer women beings… thanks for that!

jude said...

solar, nice

Velma Bolyard said...

jude, yes.

Barry said...

Hi V - such changes with winter - such hardship and yet hard beauty. Looks like the building work is coming to completion just in time to seal the cold out. Go well. B

Velma Bolyard said...

barry, you and fiona will come here someday to see this amazing place!

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