Saturday, November 04, 2006


the edge of ice cuts
against the last of the green
darkness settling in

Click on photo to view larger. It's worth it.


Blogger moira said...

Ah! I could smell that photo.

11/04/2006 1:08 PM  
Blogger polona said...

stark word image, but the ice sweetens the berries...

11/04/2006 1:40 PM  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

Perfect words and image. I want to carry them in my pocket all day, as the weather heats up.

11/04/2006 4:10 PM  
Blogger zhoen said...


11/04/2006 4:29 PM  
Anonymous Becca said...

Your photo is magic ... and your words as sharp and strong as ever. You and Mary Oliver are my favorite poets.

11/04/2006 6:08 PM  
Blogger Sky said...

these blood-red berries brighten the cold, stark limbs. perfect image to illustrate the poetry!

11/05/2006 12:02 AM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Staek fore warning permeates our thoughts. Love it!!!

11/05/2006 2:38 AM  
Blogger Pauline said...

MB - you are an inspirtation

scarlet berries sing
of sunlit summer's passing
my heart rejoices

11/05/2006 5:01 AM  
Blogger Mary said...


11/05/2006 7:01 AM  
Blogger rdl said...

Nice one! you've been tagged over my place if you care to. :D

11/05/2006 7:34 AM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Perfection! Your words echo the beauty in the grey winter clothing and the heart beating steady!

11/05/2006 8:32 AM  
Blogger GEL said...

felt like I was there
(I love photos of trees- you may have noticed I photograph them, too.) this is lovely!

11/05/2006 9:01 AM  
Blogger firebird said...

These last two poems are so bittersweet--if the photo images were not so harmonious, I would worry about you!
May your life be filled with peace and much as you give to others, which is neverending...

11/05/2006 7:28 PM  
Anonymous marja-leena said...

I love any plant, shrub or tree with red berries, especially if they stay on through winter. This is lovely.

11/05/2006 7:39 PM  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

Exactly how I was feeling today. Your photo reminds me what a miracle red can be.

11/05/2006 7:41 PM  
Blogger chuck said...


11/05/2006 9:25 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

I just love the colour red of the blossoms...lovely picture

11/06/2006 4:04 AM  
Blogger beth said...

C'est ça. And the photo is truly gorgeous.

11/06/2006 5:35 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Moira, the smell was delicate but enthralling on the recent windy day I took this high in the hills.

Polona, so it does, so it does!

Herhimnbryn, I can imagine you might enjoy a little of our cold about now!

Zhoen, thank you.

Becca, she's one of my favorites, too. Thank you!

Sky, it's important to keep the blood flowing in the cold and dark.

Pat, thanks!

Pauline, what a lovely response, thank you.

Mary, thank you.

rdl, ah, I don't like many memes, but I did my best!

Corey, thanks for the warmth you bring.

Silvermoon, thanks, I'm pleased you enjoyed poem and photo.

Firebird, thank you for your generous wish. It's much appreciated.

Marja-Leena, I remember you saying you liked red — particularly in winter it can lift the spirits.

Patry, precisely!

Chuck, thank you!

Carol, welcome, and thanks for your comment.

Beth, merci!

11/08/2006 12:52 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

Cette photo est splendide !
Une sorte de feu d'artifice de l'automne !

11/10/2006 9:43 AM  

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