Dateline: West Virginia. Our first item is that RT has officially moved in with his mother; perhaps not the optimal arrangement, but one that isn’t bad either. We are currently in process of redecorating (i.e., finding more room for RT).
& here is a poem that came to RT suddenly yesterday afternoon as he was getting himself ready for the monthly reading at a local tearoom. This is a somewhat wintry composition, though showing early and promising buds.
this wrinkling and withering,
maybe it will never end:
*****skin tough as bark,
*****face falling like tattered leaves
**********a spoiled apple.
take another pill, amend the flesh,
disappear the treacherous
leg spilling sand into soil like
a glass pouring out hours.
Hidden your mind then,
*****each twig, every
**********blade of grass your limb,
*****the spider weaves your name
*****the seed speckles
everything is mazed and mapped: they
have to follow, to measure and decipher, each
step, each echo,
Copyright © 2014, The Rag Tree
Image: Terpsichore (1510-1511), Raffael. WikiCmns; Public Domain.
Lyrical Love strikes again… RT
farewell to winter… RT
(reposted from Flickr Comments)
We often (and with good cause) think of hail as a dangerous nuisance…here’s another perspective on the matter… RT
Photo: Small hail fractured to reveal internal structure. Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. WikiCmns; Public Domain.
the moon in her several moods…beautiful image & poems! RT
(reposted from createthedawn)
plastic tarp blown off
the rose is probably dead–
petal hangs ghost white
© copyright 2013, The Rag Tree
Photo: Winter Landscape, Charles H. White. Source: Camera Work, No. 3, 1903. WikiCmns, Public Domain.