Wednesday, December 14, 2016

a day or so late

 just before the moon was full
i walked in late afternoon
to the east, the moon rising
 to the west the sun setting
and the neighbor cows
 well, i've taken to talking to them.
and they look at me.
they seem to be staying close to the barn
and the round bales in the yard.
there's a new baby
 chocolate amongst the beautiful mamas.
and this itchy girl
made good use of granite.
 holding fast to normalcy
i am hoping for hope.
these beautiful beasts whose consciousness i can't grasp
and the birds, snow buntings, chickadees and bluejays
(at night owls call)
these things ground me and remind me
that our beautiful mother will be here
before and after me.
i keep turning off the news.
i will make milkweed paper today.


  1. you really were east of the sun and west of the moon!

  2. "May we humans live in such a way that the land for whom we are grateful, will be grateful for our presence, in return."
    Robin Wall Kimmerer

  3. I am with you hoping for hope, holding fast to normalcy.
    An eloquent post.

  4. mo, gratitude both ways. working to remember it.
    judy, thank you, judy. hope is essential.

  5. Velma Doolittle - talking to the animals - sometimes I think they are the only creatures making any sense.

  6. jean, you are so right. they seem to like my voice. so do the deer in my yard. and the red squirrels, well, they are not amenable.

  7. LOVE by Tich Nhat Hanh

    "When we feed and support our own happiness, we are nourishing our ability to love. That’s why to love means to learn the art of nourishing our happiness."

    "Understanding someone’s suffering is the best gift you can give another person. Understanding is love’s other name. If you don’t understand, you can’t love."

  8. V - it is a special time to experience the moon and the sun in the same short time frame - Go well. B

  9. jude, the way it is sometimes
    barry, i love when i can see them both. i used to try to see them simultaneously while driving-using the mirror!


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