Friday, November 02, 2007


like the morning sun
behind the hill, still
rising through
that broad and tender blue

you, too, return daily
a lambent light
tonguing across the
surface of a life

and seeping deep
into the weave
down where the deepest
thirsty roots cleave

to the familiar soil's
tangled tenderness —
here in the muddy roots' roil,
your star bathes darkness


Blogger Zhoen said...

Thirsty life.

11/02/2007 8:28 AM  
Blogger Fred Garber said...

I really like the last verse! The fotos are perfect.

11/02/2007 8:44 AM  
Blogger Pauline said...

you always manage to shine light in dark places...

11/03/2007 4:58 AM  
Blogger j kieselguhr said...

i like this, mb.

11/04/2007 1:53 AM  
Blogger Fire Bird said...

love the flow of this from beginning to end in one 'sentence'

11/04/2007 10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The light through the trees is enchanting ... as are your words.

11/04/2007 4:47 PM  
Blogger alan said...

You shine a light into my heart and brighten my world...


11/05/2007 1:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pictures and words work together. Lovely.

Apolonio Apelagatui

11/05/2007 9:49 PM  
Blogger Endment said...

I search for words to somehow let you know how you have touched my heart and mind with your poetry and images. I can only say thank you

11/06/2007 4:54 AM  
Blogger Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said... beautiful!

11/06/2007 11:57 AM  
Blogger Dale said...


11/08/2007 5:55 AM  
Blogger mermaid said...

I am learning more and more that the outside life tangles us. The inside stillness gives us a place to find that light of understanding.

What a beautiful piece to describe us.

11/10/2007 3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just hoping all is well with you as we are missing your posts.

11/14/2007 4:09 PM  
Blogger Taradharma said...

these photos and words are simply magical. your images continually blow my mind. THANKS.

11/19/2007 3:12 PM  
Blogger snowsparkle said...


11/20/2007 6:11 AM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

I thirst for more... Beautiful!!

11/28/2007 5:57 AM  
Blogger ruth said...

it's been a while since i've been here(or anywhere on the blogosphere) and it feels like drinking cool water to be back with you.

12/06/2007 12:54 PM  
Blogger Paula In Pinetop said...


12/13/2007 7:20 AM  
Blogger Fire Bird said...

hope your long silence doesn't mean there's been more theft

12/13/2007 1:46 PM  
Blogger Marly Youmans said...

I'll bet you could get another poem out of that first one: something to do with Danae.

12/13/2007 5:08 PM  
Blogger pohanginapete said...

mb, like becca and tall girl, I too am hoping all's well. It'd be sad to visit here and not find something new to enjoy.

12/13/2007 7:37 PM  
Blogger marja-leena said...

Just stopping by with the hopes of reading more. I hope you are well! Wishing you all the best of this season, especialy abundance, creativity, inspiration! Missing you.

12/20/2007 10:24 AM  
Blogger Sky said...

miss your presence here. happiest holiday wishes to you and your family!

12/21/2007 9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, MB! Your poetry has been a gift to many of us.

12/21/2007 6:17 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Thanks so much, all! Happy holidays!

Back in a bit.

12/24/2007 3:44 PM  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

The light in your words and your photos nourishes the soul.

12/27/2007 9:33 AM  
Blogger Marly Youmans said...

Merry 3rd day of Christmas, mb!

12/27/2007 4:51 PM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

Big :-) to you, and hoping the New Year brings you more joy and more spotlit tangle.

12/29/2007 11:15 AM  
Blogger Sky said...

happy new year, mb. hurry back.

1/02/2008 12:12 AM  

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