Saturday, December 31, 2011

only if you're counting

A dark blue gray skeleton fish on a grey pink sky at sunset
could be a musky, could be a pike piercing the horizon,

now a small drift into and also away from the possible.

I have seen narwhals approaching from the south
in this most mild of winters

and I was not afraid of the darkness.

To light the bayberry candle and wait for the dusk
is not only sensible,

it is the only possible response.

18 comments:

  1. Yes, only if you're counting! A beautiful drift into and out the year.

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  2. @The Unknowngnome & zongrik: Thanks for stopping by and glad you enjoyed.

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  3. A very vivid and enjoyable write! Nice!

    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/one-day-at-a-time/

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  4. " a grey pink sky at sunset" :)
    thanks for the smile, happy gooseberry day!
    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/if-but-a-fairytale/

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  5. "It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness"

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  6. A lovely write that I found to be most enjoyable. Keep burning the light of hope!

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  7. Thanks for comments. Not sure how follow the wordpressers but the bloggers for sure. Yes, a candle is better than darkness. Always amazed at how many wonderful writers are out there. Does a body (and mind) good. Cheers!

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  8. not fearing of darkness, great sentiments.

    smiles.
    glad to see you share.
    happy new year.

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  9. Gerry,

    A candle and light to guide us into this New Year...Words which give the reader something to mull over, even over a glass of the best red wine.
    Gerry, congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful little grandaughter..Counting number two???
    Happy New Year,
    Eileen

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  10. Simply gorgeous. Sorry it took me so long to read it. Happy 2012.

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  11. agree with francis....
    a thoughtful and quite lovely blending of mood and image


    ps... i am just back from the depths of a plumbing disaster.... so nice to get back here and read something beautiful.

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  12. A tasty poem. Do you write books? Teach classes?

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  13. @Eileen: thanks hoin. it's up to number 3. Egads!
    @Francis & Harlequin & Peter: Thanks. Just catching up. Appreciate the reads as always.
    @gardenia: Books? No. This blog is my book. Can't beat the price. Teach? no. I can barely teach myself. Ha!

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