Archive for July, 2012

A Short and Illustrated Thought #27

Posted in Ascutney, Fate, Photography on July 25, 2012 by smpiv

Morning mist wrap fated hands

On this day…like any day,

The hours are set.


Light tethered trees

Burn ardently.… diligently

to meet dewed dreams.


Footfalls fall on padded feet

Time to get up & greet

The hour is set.


Bleary eyed & tumble toed

Warm water soaped

Stubble growed


Yesterday a fictive passing

 A history not worth minding


Dangers known,

Dangers done & danger not

Fated hands


Our hours are set.


A Short and Illustrated Thought #26

Posted in Photography on July 18, 2012 by smpiv

To see into your world

thru a lens forthright


A crimson filter

blue and red


phylo green

yellow unseen


etched in grass

spelled in stone


white clapboard spire

shadow cast


in an eternal burn


A Short and Illustrated Thought #25

Posted in Crayons, Gustav Holst, Jupiter, Photography on July 7, 2012 by smpiv

She drew the sun

in crayon,

Lemon yellow, Sunset orange


Pulled from the sky

It landed on her sheet

Through a darkened eye


Holst celebrated Jupiter

but not for her

“Its’ the sun I want”


Etched on a sheet

Not to spin,

But to smile


This is mine

I will never let it go

This sun through my little eye


Sarah drew the sun.

A Short and Illustrated Thought #24

Posted in Bing Crosby, David Bowie, Photography, The Little Drummer Boy, The Meyerhoff on July 2, 2012 by smpiv


Why did I cry?


Did the Meyerhoff know?

Did my rose water neighbor know?


“The Little Drummer Boy”—

he knew.

Not the Bing and David version (brilliant)


My youth, it went,

washed away

with salty tears.


My forty days were up.

Now, just one more voice

in the wilderness.


I cried.

A Short and Illustrated Thought #23

Posted in Photography, The Brady Bunch on July 2, 2012 by smpiv

This tribe of three,

this pod,

my family.

One third the Brady Bunch


(don’t forget Alice)


Not for want,

not for not,

this beautiful deal.


Again, my heart,

a broken seal.