May 23, 2010

Protracted Moments of Rapture

In the New York Times this morning, a quote from the British traveler Patrick Leigh Fermor who in 1933 walked the length of the Danube from its German head to the Black Sea:
"I lay deep in one of those protracted moments of rapture which scatter this journey like asterisks."

For me,this journey is LIFE, and I lay in a protracted moment of rapture.....

May 03, 2010

Poppy Petals

Today my heart sang when she saw
the envelope
containing
absinthe green
handmade paper
carefully folded
sheltering
three delicate
perfectly dried
still vibrant
deep orange
perfectly shaped
one with seed still
fragilely attached
California poppy petals

eldermuse.net April 27, 2010