Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Field Guide

Yesterday I whittled Jacob's ladder
out of Red Spruce
and hooked a hammock 
from Stony Man to Hawksbill.
Remember how we climbed
until our breath
tuned itself to the wind's chant.
We stood close to that space 
between land and flight.

Today I listen to your words 
smoothed until threadbare 
rubbed with bayberry,
scorched where laughter naps.
I twist anemones
in your hair. Soon moonstones
lengthen their vines
and ricochet a night botany.

Tomorrow we'll hold time
and let the sun and moon 
straddle our bodies.
We'll watch a tree swallow 
dip and dive the way
I turn to catch your words.

Linda Watskin

4 comments:

  1. Linda, This is lovely. This piece evoked Mary Oliver's writing. It is infused with lush images of nature. A revery unfolds.

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  2. Atmospheric! Such rich description of your harmony with the great outdoors.

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  3. Linda, an abolutely stunning completion of my prompt this week. You are so good at creating a mood. This poem is one to savor.

    http://inthecornerofmyeye.blogspot.com/2010/07/yesterday-today-tomorrow.html

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  4. Linda a lovely poem filled with beautiful images!
    Pamela

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