Monday Morning Musings:
24: “Saw a poem float by just beneath the surface, ” from Jim Harrison, Songs of Unreason
25: “A violent windstorm the night before the solstice,” from Jim Harrison, Solstice Litany
Words ebbed and flowed through my dreams
unanchored by reason, more emotion, it seemed
till thrown a line, anchored, moored a bit by thought
upon awaking, they shimmered briefly, caught
then released, to float beneath the surface—at peace.
I saw them again, set sail by the wind
before the solstice, against the clouds, pinned
then caught by a breeze, they flew through the sky
I drank some wine, and wondered how and why
they come and go—and all the things we do not know—
why time can move both fast and slow
and when waves tumble, where do they go,
and how love can vanish, or it lasts
from youth to grow through challenges, steadfast
through dreams that ebb and flow,
like the sea, eternal, like the stars’ shimmering glow–
beacons of light in the night, ever thus, saving us.
A bit different for my Monday Morning Musings because today is our 40th wedding anniversary.
I’m linking this to Jilly’s Day 24 and Day 25 of her 28 Days of Unreason, poetry inspired by the work of poet Jim Harrison. I will catch up on reading tomorrow.
We saw waves of flowers yesterday, and a couple just beginning married life. Light, shadows, bending time and space.