Wednesday, September 26, 2012

September 26, 2012

Twilight Sun on delpheniums

 The evening sun now
on my delpheniums
like stained glass windows
the rose window at Chartres
brilliant and ethereal
yet not without nostalgia for the day,
a certain melancholy
yearning in the light
for the day
and all it's promise.
by Donna Bamford

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

September 25, 2012

                                                       Grace by Wendell Berry

The woods is shining this morning.
Red, gold and green, the leaves
lie on the ground, or fall,
or hang full of light in the air still.
Perfect in its rise and in its fall, it takes
the place it has been coming to forever.
It has not hastened here, or lagged.
See how surely it has sought itself,
its roots passing lordly through the earth.
See how without confusion it is
all that it is, and how flawless
its grace is.  Running or walking, the way
is the same.  Be still.  Be still.
"He move your bones, and the way is clear."

Monday, September 24, 2012

September 24, 2012

  The Grand River Marshes
              Edgar Lee Masters

Silvers and purples breathing in a sky
Of fiery mid-days, like a watching tiger,
Of the restrained but passionate July
Upon the marshes of the river lie,
Like the filmed pinions of the dragon fly.
* * * * *
A whole horizon's waste of rushes bend
Under the flapping of the breeze's wing,
Departing and revisiting
The haunts of the river twisting without end.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

September 19, 2012 Wednesday

These four ribbons hanging here on the stem are the four quarters of the universe.

  1. The black one is for the west where the thunder beings live to send us rain;
  2. The white one for the north, whence comes the great white cleaning wind;
  3. The red one for the east, whence springs the light and where the morning star lives to give men wisdom;
  4. The yellow one is the south, whence come the summer and the power to grow.
                                                                                                 -Black Elk Speaks