Universal Translator

Showing posts with label photography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label photography. Show all posts

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Thursday, 24 April 2014

"Symphony of Night" (poem)

Only the Lord knows their numbers,
I’d guess in the thousands.
From my porch, it’s like a million
frogs, bugs, and birds.
You may believe it a cacophony.
But each takes its solo,
Then mixes with others.
Sounds overlap sounds.
Millions of years of practice
 to perfect it,
the natural symphony
of night.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

"Great Uncle Clarence in the Springtime" (poem)

Great Uncle Clarence sits on the porch,
The evening sun has set the sky a’fire.
He rocks back in his chair.
“The pecan tree’s a’leafin’ out,
time to put tomatoes in the ground,”
He swats at a spring mosquito.
“The dogwood’s a’bloomin’ too, time for my bath.”
Aunt Minnie smiles, first time since fall.

Friday, 11 April 2014

"A Spring Evening"

 The woodpecker barks,
This knothole is his.
The cardinal calls her mate,
He’s fighting with his twin.
Sparrows chirp frantically
 in the magnolia tree.
The oak tree is budding,
And yellow pine dust
Floats in the air,
The early moon shines silver
in the evening gold of the sun.
A spring day is ending.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

"The Earth"

The great oak rises from the regal earth,
Its huge branches reaching, twisting and turning toward the sky like slow lightening. 
Ancient lightening from the earth bursting forth,
A slow green spark lit by the earth herself.
Through the eons, the steady earth goes gently with seasonal rhythm.
And hard rock melts into tears of sand,
While the sky moves with wild abandon; its wind, its lightening and storms,
A warrior in a constant war whose battles change daily;
The earth, an aged queen,
Repeats herself, quietly retelling her story forever.