Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Boatman


















the stars
are glinting pebbles
in the rushing river of the night
the moon dips oars in the clear darkness
dreams lap on the shores of sleep
where we meet

19 Comments:

Blogger mermaid said...

Oh I love the distorted moon and the metaphor of a river.

8/07/2007 9:01 AM  
Blogger Tall Girl said...

Lovely mb. The photograph feels so strongly of night...

8/07/2007 1:09 PM  
Blogger gracie said...

OH!!! I'm in awe...

8/07/2007 4:13 PM  
Blogger Pauline said...

so cool and moonlit and glinty - I want to be there, too...love the way the dremas lap on the shore of sleep - a lovely comparison

8/07/2007 5:45 PM  
Blogger Pecos Blue said...

This is lovely. The photo is great.

8/07/2007 7:37 PM  
Blogger Sky said...

oh, mb - this is a favorite. i love the metaphors, the images they bring to my mind's eye.
wow.

8/07/2007 11:19 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

What a wonderful place to meet!!

8/08/2007 6:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

coo, that's a good pic, mb. and a good pome, as ever. i can imagine a witch on a broomstick flitting across that sky!

8/08/2007 6:20 AM  
Anonymous marja-leena said...

What a lovely moon shot! I find night photos a challenge.

8/08/2007 10:50 AM  
Blogger Fred Garber said...

Your poem makes me want to sleep....and dream...and fly away...

8/08/2007 10:53 AM  
Blogger zhoen said...

Kept thinking of the lullabye, Winken, Blinken and Nod.

8/08/2007 12:33 PM  
Blogger alan said...

So stunningly beautiful!

Thank you!

alan

8/09/2007 2:23 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I love the line about the moon dipping oars. It beautifully captures the way light moves in water.

8/09/2007 7:47 AM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

Me and The Mur are going out later to see if we can spot meteors...if I knew I could send what we see tonight through dreams, you'd be on my list of meteor recipients.

Beautiful night photo and morpheus dream, BTW.

8/11/2007 6:07 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Thanks, all!

Lori, you let me know if you figure out a way to send visions through dreams!

8/16/2007 2:56 PM  
Blogger TaraDharma said...

every time I stop by here, your words and images charm me. thank you for sharing some wonderful life with us.

8/25/2007 2:00 PM  
Anonymous Via said...

I am going, right now, to turn off all these offending artificial lights and noise-makers. I'm going to open the windows and slip into bed and listen to the rushing river of the night.

What magical imagery you have conjured. My head is filled with moonlight. I'm so glad I happened by tonight. Thank you.

9/03/2007 6:42 PM  
Blogger marlyat2 said...

Yes, it's lovely. It reminds me of Thoreau, dipping through the surface of the stream to eternity.

And there is inevitably the ominous; one cannot have the river and the Boatman without Charon rising into view.

9/19/2007 10:06 AM  
Blogger MB said...

TD, thanks for sharing with me.
Via, welcome.
Marly, yes, it's loose enough to have several ways of being read.

9/20/2007 7:29 AM  

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