Monday, April 02, 2007

April fool

I am an April fool
dwelling in bright uncertainty —

hope strung sparkling across
the teeth of darkness —

drinking from the world's
elusive green whorl.

Sabal palms. Click on the photos for more detail.


Anonymous marja-leena said...

Fantastic images - the whorl of pattern, the green...
along with the words suggesting an environmental connection with the world's green.

4/02/2007 9:02 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

J'adore ces deux photos !
Elégance , dynamisme ...

4/03/2007 2:43 AM  
Blogger Pauline said...

A fool, believing in bright uncertainty - a wonderful way to look at it!

4/03/2007 3:57 AM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

"hope strung sparkling across
the teeth of darkness —" fantastic line in a fantastic poem!! Great photos. Did you touch these up any?

4/03/2007 4:52 AM  
Blogger Bitterroot said...

Welcome back MB! And with what a flourish you've returned. I so love the poem and images of the palms. I would love to quote the poem on 100 if that would meet with your approval.

4/03/2007 6:01 AM  
Blogger marlyat2 said...

Me too!

Clever of you to yoke Palm Sunday and April foolery.

4/03/2007 7:03 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Marja-Leena, I can't imagine not having a connection with the world's green!

Jean, merci beaucoups! Ces deux sont peut-etre un tout petit peu comme les votres, deux etudes de lumiere?

Pauline, a sense of humor is a necessity!

Pat, thanks. Not really - a little sharpening for these lower resolution files, that's all. I knew when I took them they could turn out well. Looking at things in the right light makes all the difference...

Bitterroot, thank you, and by all means.

Marly, the wonder of poetry is that it makes it possible to point out that it's all yoked in the end! (Yokes and yolks... )

4/03/2007 7:40 AM  
Blogger Clare said...

Beautiful light and depth in the photos! And your poem is wonderful -- I especially like the line "I am an April fool dwelling in bright uncertainty"

4/03/2007 10:10 AM  
Blogger floots said...

not an april fool
this is all sound to me
great words and pix
thank you

4/03/2007 10:32 AM  
Blogger Jean said...

"I am an April fool, dwelling in bright uncertainty! - that will stay with me, I think, along with the fantastically bright, detailed, enticing images.

4/03/2007 11:31 AM  
Blogger zhoen said...

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.

4/03/2007 4:05 PM  
Blogger rdl said...


4/03/2007 4:51 PM  
Anonymous Dave said...


4/04/2007 5:29 AM  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

Joy to look at those whorled leaves..

4/04/2007 10:44 AM  
Blogger Susangalique said...

happy birthday!!

4/04/2007 12:51 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Clare, the light is what drew me to those leaves. Thanks!

Floots, thank you. I'm still looking over my shoulder.

Jean, something of a meditation of sorts. Thanks.

zhone, well said!

rdl, thank you!

Dave, oh good. I'm glad you thought it worked.

Gautami, aren't they joyful? Those seedlings were breathing green!

Susangalique, it's not today, but thank you all the same!

4/04/2007 2:00 PM  
Blogger mermaid said...

I feel the peaks and troughs of this.

4/04/2007 2:38 PM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...


4/05/2007 12:53 PM  
Blogger alan said...

Glad to find you here again! Hope you got warm enough to tide you over for a few more weeks!


4/06/2007 9:05 AM  
Blogger Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I've spent the day drawing and painting palm trees and I check in here and voila, palm trees.
Never ending beauty.

4/06/2007 7:58 PM  
Blogger miss magic said...

I love the poem, but it was the pictures that actually struck me. they, well, rock!

4/07/2007 12:25 AM  
Blogger firebird said...

These photos and poem are so filled with joy and light! Lovely and inspiring!

4/08/2007 1:18 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

the top pic is brilliant!

4/09/2007 4:31 PM  

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