Wednesday, December 23, 2015

nights change, so do days

 moon is waxing
as this year wanes
but first
christmas brings family
 news breaking in the family
the lovliness of relationships kept dear
through distance and time;
 this moon surprised me
way before dawn
when i stepped out the back door into
weather borrowed from september
(too warm!)
and the ground eager for snow not coming for days
as el nino shakes up thinking and knowing
but old luna i know
hiding behind that falling-down black cherry by the barn.
luna waits, winking, saying
keep paying attention.
it is the easiest
and hardest
thing to do.


Stephanie Westerhout said...

A very beautiful post. I am always inspired when I come here. Thank you for sharing so much. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Velma Bolyard said...

why thank you stephanie, and a lovely holiday to you as well.

therese said...

no words...just my spirit enraptured. you've captured true magic, v....once again.

Velma Bolyard said...

therese, i'm glad!

Linda said...

Beautiful post. Merry Christmas to you.

Velma Bolyard said...

linda, thank you! and happy holidays to you, too.

Mo Crow said...

Wow what beautiful photos & words Velma!

Velma Bolyard said...

mo, many thanks!

Margaret said...

Seasonal blessings to you, dear Velma, and yours...for Christmas and all through the New Year. And thank you for beautiful posts, your gifts to us...

Els said...

Lovely moon and words
Have a good warm time with family
Merry Christmas and all the best for a creative 2016 ;-)

Velma Bolyard said...

margaret and els, thank you so much. i love that you still come by to visit, that's just happy-making!

handstories said...

soaking it in, breathing deeply. wishing you peace & fullness.

Ms. said...

Magic moments and tenderness too. Lovely.
May you prosper and be happy dear Velma.

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