Thursday, October 05, 2006

The wind's singing

over the grass
under free-wheeling stars
dancing to the music of the spheres

dampness underfoot
good soil on the soles
foot-stepping across a shining field

we cracked the moon
it spilled a liquid light in waves
an ocean flooding a beach of stars

in shadows of a grove
vanilla-scented trees still creak and sway
to the perpetual sound of the wind's singing

This is a manipulation of a stock photo. Click to view larger — it's better bigger.


Anonymous marja-leena said...

Lovely poem, creating beautiful images, enhanced by gorgeous photo!

10/05/2006 11:11 AM  
Blogger polona said...

i can see the trees in the shot dancing to the music of your words.

10/05/2006 12:02 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

I love the moon like an egg-really lovely

10/05/2006 12:14 PM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

i love the line 'we cracked the moon'--too yummy!

10/05/2006 12:29 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

"We cracked the moon..." love this too!! Sounds like all the perfect elements for a hand holding walk on the beach!!

10/05/2006 3:32 PM  
Blogger zhoen said...

Very Bobdylanesque.

10/05/2006 4:28 PM  
Blogger snowsparkle said...

mb, this gave me both chills and a lump in my throat from the beauty of your words. oh my! too good, too good! miracles in words.

10/05/2006 10:44 PM  
Blogger kathy said...

I hear the wind among the trees
Playing the celestial symphonies;
I see the branches downward bent,
Like keys of some great instrument.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, A Day of Sunshine

How funny! I posted some wind quotes on my blog today and I come here (I've been reading your blog, first time to comment) and found a beautiful poem about the wind singing.

nice to meet you, I'm Kathy. :)

10/05/2006 11:46 PM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

Very fine, and equally enchanting photo-play.

The first little bit reminds me of being a kid and spinning 'round and 'round while looking at the night sky...

10/06/2006 4:09 AM  
Blogger Stray said...

wow. your cracked moon spilling led to a bit of eye leakage here. amazing. I *think* that those couple of lines are my favourite 'poetic image' I've read here to date. Gaston Bachelard would call it a phenomenon :)


10/06/2006 8:10 AM  
Blogger mermaid said...

I relate to the way you can manipulate nature with words the way she manipulates us.

Those who can sway to her changes understand.

10/06/2006 10:49 AM  
Blogger harmonyinline said...

I started to say that I love the third stanza but then I relized thats not true I love the whole poem it paints an enchanting pitcure

10/06/2006 4:44 PM  
Blogger Jon Cox said...

VERY WONDERFUL!!! I love the Vanilla-Scented Trees! :o)

10/06/2006 10:06 PM  
Blogger narrator said...

I walked the dog tonight through the splashes of pure theatrical light from a highly dramatic moon... and came in to this.

pretty perfect

10/06/2006 10:18 PM  
Blogger Manic Street Preacher said...

woah. i could ad lib and say its my thot..:D

10/07/2006 7:07 AM  
Blogger floots said...

tremendous stuff mb
thank you

10/07/2006 11:21 AM  
Blogger Jon Cox said...

Thank you very much for stopping by! I'm so glad you enjoy my work! :o)

10/07/2006 8:55 PM  
Blogger lakeside girl said...

It makes me feel like flying away above the trees.

10/08/2006 12:21 AM  
Blogger Lee said...

Lovely poem. The picture has an eerie feel to it.

10/08/2006 3:49 AM  
Blogger Sky said...

stopping by for my infusion - leaving more refreshed. the liquid light did it this time! :)

10/08/2006 4:10 AM  
Blogger leslee said...

MB, your poems just get better and better. It really must help to have the discipline to practice every day. This one is really nice - it incorporates all the senses, and magic, too.

10/08/2006 1:15 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Lovely dance...

10/08/2006 1:23 PM  
Anonymous yllstonewolf said...

such lovely rhythm full of scent and sound! you're a weaver of words!

10/09/2006 11:42 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Thanks, all, for your wonderful comments. They are much appreciated!

10/10/2006 2:55 PM  

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