And after, Dance

 Monday Morning Musings:

Winter passed away; and spring, led by the months, awakened life in all nature. The forest was dressed in green; the young calves frisked on the new-sprung grass; the wind-winged shadows of light clouds sped over the green cornfields; the hermit cuckoo repeated his monotonous all-hail to the season; the nightingale, bird of love and minion of the evening star, filled the woods with song; while Venus lingered in the warm sunset, and the young green of the trees lay in gentle relief along the clear horizon.”

–Mary Shelley, quoted in this essay on Brainpickings, 

 

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Be blue—and after, dance–

live for magic

 

though your heart is haunted

by voices sailing through time,

 

ghosts come and go

like a kiss,

 

like the scent of coffee

lingering in the kitchen–

 

those mornings, colored with joy

you remember?

 

An ocean breeze

leaving a taste of salt,

 

tears of joy and sorrow,

the sea knows

 

and so does the earth,

dazzling now with spring blooms

 

lush green canopies

filled with bird song.

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A duck couple takes a walk

to see the wonder of it all.

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There is death and despair all around,

but you see the sun rising over the horizon

 

reflected in the river, water,

the source of life,

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Delaware River

and the air is perfumed now

with flowers and hope.

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Rain Garden at West Deptford Public Library–A water lily in bloom

 

Nothing much happening here, so I visited the Oracle and she gave me a clear message right away. Get over yourself, I can hear her saying, though in my circle of blogger/poet friends, I’ve now heard of the death of five elderly mothers, including my own, in the past month. The young child of a family’s member’s colleague also died from Covid 19. I would say hold your loved ones tight, but for the most part, we can’t.

I caught up with friends and family by phone and Zoom. I had work and projects to finish this week, but I should have some movie recommendations next week. We finished Star Trek: Discovery’s two seasons–perfect pandemic escape viewing.