Tuesday, October 17, 2006

One























skin to skin
word to word
eye to eye
we reach

through ether
through night or day
through confusion
we keep reaching

how is love ever become too much
too late, too soon
too many

when in the end we are all of us
alone


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19 Comments:

Blogger Pat Paulk said...

How'd you get the leaf to stop in mid air for the shot?? What's the point?? Maybe, it just makes the journey easier. Plenty of sparkle in this to hold the mind's eye!!

10/17/2006 1:29 PM  
Blogger mermaid said...

Your thoughts are always with me. Your journeys are mine and not mine. We are together. I am alone.

10/17/2006 1:46 PM  
Blogger zhoen said...

One leaf thinks as it falls of it's fellow travelers, friends lost and found, and it's home tree, an eternity in flight.

10/17/2006 4:35 PM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

The wind blew through our yard the other day. Leaves swirled and floated everywhere. There is no time when watching falling leaves that I am not a child again. Yes in the end each of us is alone, but just then we merge with everything else.

10/17/2006 5:33 PM  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

There's something so melancholy about the season. You capture that perfectly.

10/17/2006 8:28 PM  
Blogger alan said...

Alone among a forest of the fallen...

alan

10/18/2006 1:41 AM  
Blogger polona said...

when i saw the photo, my first reaction was "wow!"
the words do it justice... great post!

10/18/2006 11:03 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

the words...the image...just beautiful...

10/18/2006 12:05 PM  
Blogger Sky said...

alone yet within everything.

individual inside wholeness.

the photograph is perfect.

10/18/2006 12:53 PM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

your words seem to hug this leaf.

10/18/2006 1:19 PM  
Blogger charlie said...

No, two!

10/18/2006 2:58 PM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

Ah, for a more permeable membrane.

Love the implicit "two" in "too"..and the punster pseudo-mystic in me just has to distill "alone" to "all one."

Amazing leaf and tree shot...

10/18/2006 4:42 PM  
Anonymous Becca said...

Always thoughtful ... always moving ... you are so courageous to write so freely for so many readers.

10/19/2006 12:13 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Pat, I didn't touch the leaf! It stopped itself. Thanks for finding some sparkle!

Mermaid, together and alone are not always contradictory terms. Thank you.

Zhoen, perhaps we would do well to think like leaves more often!

Robin Andrea, I like the way you put that, "but just then we merge with everything else." Thank you.

Patry, there can be something melancholy, yes. Transitions involve loss, though they open the way for what's next.

Alan, yes it was alone! An amazing thing to see.

Polona, thank you so much.

Michelle, I'm glad you enjoyed it, thanks.

Sky, thanks for your insight.

Corey, I think the leaf was hugging me that day.

Charlie, you always manage to make me chuckle. Sometimes two ones are two and sometimes two ones are one... and in the end we are each one and all one. Yes? ;-)

Lori, from my perspective you've nailed it. Thanks as always.

Becca, your comment was very meaningful to me today, thanks so much.

10/19/2006 6:08 PM  
Blogger leslee said...

:-)

10/21/2006 9:20 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Leslee, thanks.

10/23/2006 9:07 AM  
Blogger Bitterroot said...

Such lovely photos and poetry this past week. I didn't realize these last few entries were here because my browser was stuck on Bliss every time I came to your site! Once I refreshed, what a feast for the soul appeared on my screen.

10/27/2006 2:48 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Bitterroot,

my browser was stuck on Bliss

Gee, I guess even that could get dull? ;-) Glad you figured it out, and even more that you enjoyed what you found. Thanks!

10/28/2006 9:04 PM  
Blogger floots said...

glad i haven't lost all that you've done while i've been away
if i could capture your words and style in one image it would be this shot
thank you

10/30/2006 1:56 AM  

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