Wednesday, September 2, 2015

falling into fall

it's hard to tell from this
but fall is peeping round the corner
the prints again have sumac berries
now becoming popular!
and the beavers have built another dam
and just before the full moon 
there was a miracle
which my camera couldn't photograph
this whole path, 
from the moon and above and across in cruciform arcs
a huge slide from the sky fell down through the heavens into the meadow
and landed just below and to the left of where i took this photo.
out my window at the new place.
it was like a huge cloud slide, looking solid, shimmering, maybe
the spot where the woman fell from the sky
or the sky people travelled down?
it was an amazing sight, i thought i'd flipped a wee bit.
i've been pulling together old work, finishing it off
and as usual making some thread for shifu
looking at the pondweeds, too, their patterns and danceing bits.
i've finished the envelopes for the edition
i will write more about this soon.
and i laugh everytime i see this,
of course it's closed, silly.
there's a sign not 20 feet from this on the other side
in the brush.
daisy fleabane and goldenrod 
hold up the sunset
for a little while
and i toy with trying to capture the feeling of this land
this incredible place.
goldenrod and asters dance
their virgo clumps.
for my hannah's 30th birthday.
the mundane grounds me-
i find cloth scraps in my driveway all the time!
lovely and tattered
and here's the last lokta i spun before school starts
makes me happy
i need it to remind me
that happiness hangs sometimes by the thinnest thread
but still it holds 
woven together.


aimee said...

it all begins again, but new, too: this new place, these ways of seeing your home and all it always gives to you. holding you as close to my heart as i can!

Judy Martin said...

The mundane grounds me too, dear Velma.
This is such a happy post.

Liz Ackert said...

The beginning of a school year holds so much possibility ... may this one bring you satisfying challenges, unexpected joys, and peaceful sleep at the end of each day.

Hannah said...

love you mum

Sweetpea said...

I think that is one of the most
beautiful descriptions of happiness
that I have ever read.

Fiona Dempster said...

Beautiful beautiful paper Velma - and I see what you mean about lots of hand-pierced holes! Enjoy the falling of fall...

Barry said...

Hi V - so many beautiful images. I loved your description of the moon and the slide - would have been spectacular - sometimes the camera cannot capture the magic. Go well. B

Velma Bolyard said...

aimee, the cycle always seems to begin in september.
judy, thanks for seeing the happinesses
liz, this is a good blessing!
hannah, love you my dear
s, thank you!
fiona, ah, yes, and my hand wasn't too tired, either!
barry, you would have loved that faerie/nature phenomenon

neki desu said...

only school teachers know that years start in september. i there's that poetry of leaves turning, of air becoming light and cool of light changes...
thanks for the mundane(most of the times)

jude said...

by a thread it hangs but still hangs.

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, yep. the turning comes...
jude, a twisted thread. read that every way!

Anonymous said...

happy birthday Hannah and a happy new start to your autumn - a little piece of paradise. I'm cutting shifu thread, too.

over the rainbow said...

These are beautiful photographs Velma. I particularly love the sunset shots and OH the asters. The biggest hint that Fall is coming this way is a slight drop in the evening temperature…and that sun is setting a bit early for me now. Happy Birthday Hannah.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean and marianne, thank you. i've sent your wishes alomg to hannah, too. shifu paper, yay, and drop in hot temps is also cause for cheer!

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