Sunday, May 17, 2015

healing and human

there are a couple of people 
who may be able to identify this
 years of fingertips patinaed this wood
over the funky decorative painting
the latch many times repaired
this is what an old house holds: layers of time and lives
and if
i look up
on an ordinary may day
i sometimes see little dances
 or down, the ferny places





 that invite me to ponder
 as do the cool mornings we had last week
as healing progressed
and i didn't work on the book.
 i think
healing and decay
all keep us human
 knowing our place.

8 comments:

Sharmon Davidson said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful spring with us. I hope the healing is complete soon!

Velma Bolyard said...

sharmon, much better thanks, and spring keeps surprising me

ronnie said...

the only word that comes to mind reading/viewing this post is 'YES' xxxxxxx

neki desu said...

pondering about healing and decay.
seems the healing is going well.good.

Velma Bolyard said...

ronnie, thankx
neki, yes, it's good. decay in the right time. to every season...

mansuetude said...

Luscious photos. Color and mist talking land, talking bounty, your heart.

Barry said...

V - a lot of energy bursting out in that new growth; and as you say decay is often seen as a negative - but in fact it shows that a journey has been taken and experiences have been taken. Go well. B

Velma Bolyard said...

m, i am always moved by your words. thank you
barry, often i wonder about decay, why i have always had this fascination and revulsion simultaneously around it...

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