Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Through the air

light pours like water
from the vessel of the sky
and through the air flows the
sharp, sweet scent of grass
and the darker sweetness of
newly turned soil

so many ways
to find home


Anonymous marja-leena said...

This really resonates with me, along with the poignant poppy about to burst into flower. Lovely, as always, MB.

5/15/2007 4:05 PM  
Blogger zhoen said...


5/15/2007 4:41 PM  
Blogger floots said...

love this for its observation and for its echoes
thank you

5/16/2007 1:39 AM  
Blogger Pauline said...

so many ways to find home...how true. This is a lovely post, MB

5/16/2007 3:39 AM  
Blogger Fred Garber said...

I can smell that grass now! by the way I tried your recipe for the spinach salad that you posted on my blog. Truly yummy!!!

5/16/2007 7:02 AM  
Blogger Bitterroot said...

Once again, this is a perfect crystal of a poem. Beautiful!

5/16/2007 7:28 AM  
Blogger charlie said...


5/16/2007 3:04 PM  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

Oh, this encapsulates the sense of home beautifully.

5/16/2007 9:41 PM  
Blogger alan said...

My soul has missed your words; thank you for this treat!


5/17/2007 1:06 AM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Triple WOW!!!! All that work in the yard sprouted a wonderful poem!!

5/17/2007 4:57 AM  
Blogger jarvenpa said...

love in particular the last two lines.
(and photo of California poppy, yes). Must bookmark your site so I don't lose you in the vast rush of blogs everywhere.

5/17/2007 9:48 AM  
Blogger polona said...


5/17/2007 10:54 AM  
Blogger Tall Girl said...

I like the first two lines enormously

5/17/2007 1:26 PM  
Anonymous Eileen St. Lauren said...

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5/17/2007 1:31 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

glad you liked 'five years'. this is very poignant also

5/17/2007 2:52 PM  
Anonymous tongue in cheek said...

Hello There Spring Blossom

I am glad to see you are back, gracing the blogworld again.

5/17/2007 2:52 PM  
Blogger mm said...

beautiful photograph

so many ways to find home.

thank you MB

5/17/2007 4:05 PM  
Blogger leslee said...


5/17/2007 5:07 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Marja-Leena, thank you on both counts.

zhoen, thanks.

Floots, yes there are echoes. Thanks for noticing.

Pauline, much appreciated, thank you.

Fred, I thought you might like that one. Glad you did.

Bitterroot, a lovely comment, thank you very much.

Charlie, you bet, toes, hose, sows and grows!

HHB, I'm glad you found it so, thanks.

Alan, thanks for being here.

Pat, you're very generous, thanks.

Jarvenpa, welcome and thanks for stopping by. It's a western (or as they say here, waistern) thing, I suppose.

Polona, thank you so much!

TG, sometimes it just seems that way! And I love it when it does.

Eileen, I deleted your comment to forefend against the spiderbots that crawl the web. Spam filter??

Pod, thanks for swinging by. Yes, I liked its depths.

Corey, you are sweet, thank you.

mm, I'm very glad you enjoyed it.

Leslee, thanks!

5/17/2007 8:09 PM  
Blogger snowsparkle said...

ah, sweet rich earth and cool grass... scents reaching deep into my being. thank you for this. as always... extraordinarily beautiful and moving.

5/18/2007 10:19 PM  
Blogger Susangalique said...


I like the length with the picture. Its fits.

5/19/2007 11:56 AM  
Blogger mermaid said...

I love the way you disintegrated into the air, and then reassembled to write this piece.

5/19/2007 1:59 PM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

Hey there MB, love the vessel and pouring imagery, and you've again sent a small harmonic ripple up my spine, as these are redolent of Kabbalistic symbolism.

Gershom Scholem, Aryeh Kaplan, and Zalman Schachter-Shalomi will give you ample places and points of view to explore, I think.

I've been wandering through mythic and transformational pastures for a while -- always a good place for me to reset my creative energy...


5/19/2007 4:26 PM  
Blogger Lubna said...

You have a beautiful blog here. Soulful poems and stunning photographs.

5/19/2007 10:58 PM  
Blogger TDharma said...

absolutely stunning. the first two lines create such a picture for me and the others evoke the smells perfectly.

home. soul. you found it.

5/21/2007 4:20 PM  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

Those final lines really take me there. Thank you.

5/21/2007 10:23 PM  
Blogger Don Iannone said...

This is quite beautiful.

5/27/2007 12:20 AM  
Blogger Dale said...

"Darker sweetness" -- love that.

A hell of a backspin on this one :-)

5/27/2007 7:50 PM  
Blogger Angela Marie said...

This is beautiful.

"so many ways to find home."

5/31/2007 8:49 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

mb-- where have you gone? No words here for ages. I miss you.

6/02/2007 3:39 PM  
Blogger rdl said...

yes, mb where are you??

6/02/2007 4:50 PM  
Blogger Tiel Aisha Ansari said...

Desperately seeking MB!!

I’m hosting the Ringing of the Bards poetry blog carnival, June 16. If you’d like to be included, leave a comment here or email me at tielansari @ gmail dot com any time through June 15.

6/05/2007 9:52 AM  
Anonymous marja-leena said...

I miss you too, MB. Hope you are okay.

6/05/2007 3:05 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Snowsparkle, thanks for your response.

Susangalique, I'm glad you enjoyed this.

Mermaid, observant as usual.

Lori, you speak again of things I'm not familiar with. Thanks for the leads.

Lubna, welcome, and thank you.

tdharma, I'm always looking.

Patry, thanks for going with me.

Don, thank you.

Dale, it's a challenge to describe smells. They are especially elusive. Thanks so much.

Angela Marie, I'm glad you found something here to appreciate.

Robin Andrea, rdl, Tiel, Marja-Leena, life is good but very busy at the moment and will be for a while. Posts are likely to be less frequent. Thanks for checking in!

6/06/2007 7:38 AM  

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