Saturday, November 8, 2014

winter song

 i was startled today
looking at inside and outside
seeing 
how nature can be reflected in work
how it is all connected
how, when you learn to get out of the way,
remember,
something rich happens
i don't know how it happened,
really,
but sometimes i can say
without words
look at this!
that's when i have something to say
really
when it's not me talking at all.
but i do, indeed have plenty to say
talk talk talk talk talk...
it's when i shut up,
a dog brays down the hill,
at the coyotes playing tricks 
up here behind the meadows.
colors start to sing their winter song.
and snow mixes it up with rain and sun.

18 comments:

therese said...

m'dearvelma ~
if you ever need a hand to hand-write your beautiful words on your dream-laden paper.....in a magical book (somehow, someday)....please consider my right hand for the job. It'll know what to do.

Velma Bolyard said...

therese, perfect! you're on!

Sharmon Davidson said...

lovely, poetic words,
together
with those two perfect images
say it all.

Ms. said...

Inspired by the image and the thought. I think it's coming on time for some of this eco-printing though I have often had rather disappointing results in the past, I'm ready to try again :-)

Velma Bolyard said...

funny, michelle, it took me many many hours of trying to start being pleased with my printing. i think you have to find how it suits your own thoughts/work/head/heart somehow.

Penny said...

Lovely photos and words.

Bonnie Klatt said...

Velma, Your words always touch a thread in my heart. As I read your words I thought you were speaking about me.

Velma Bolyard said...

penny, thanks so much for coming by
bonnie, that's really a fine thing, thanks for telling me.

onesmallstitch said...

dear Velma - I read in silence and enjoy. you have a magical way with words.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, many thinks. i often feel wordless...images help.

neki desu said...

your images contain so many words of poetry.to be looked in silence.

Mo Crow said...

ah poetry!

Velma Bolyard said...

mc, me?!

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, thanks, i appreciate your words

Arija said...

A lyrical ode to autumn . . .

Velma Bolyard said...

arija, i am SO tone deaf! and thanks.

Barry said...

V - love how nature gives us the pallet to imitate; and the actual essence to create the actual work on cloth and paper. B

Velma Bolyard said...

barry, and then there's metal, and whatever the dwarfs have leftover, you find!

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