Saturday, January 9, 2010

Watching All The Clouds Pass

(Monochrome Weekend below this post)

Standing over the kitchen sink
While the water fills a skillet
I'm in the middle of a new day
Suds begins to float up in tiny bubbles

I imagine myself
Lying in the grass-
Watching all the clouds pass

What am I now
Next to some 2 O'clock flower?
Turning, like the petals
By the hour
Chimes below the roof
Sound like
Some city church bells

But I-
Just a shadow
Arms sometimes stiff-
Like an oak tree
Wiser I would hope
An all my mulberry's
Turn into pies

Dark twisted stems
Burgundy leaves..
Colors of fall, peer
Behind my vase
A kaleidoscope in all
Season's held captive
Along my wall
Still what am I?

Ps. 139: 8-12
"If I ascend to heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the dawn,
If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
Even there Your hand will lead me,
And Your right hand will lay hold of me. If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me,
And the light around me will be night,” Even the darkness is not dark to You,
And the night is as bright as the day.."


ruma2008 said...

I agree.

I will be always here.
Though I sometimes lose sight of it.

You will be here, too.
I cannot feel merely it.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Thank you Ruma-

Cathy said...

Your photos are awesome. What a different world on an island.. I could use some sun about now.. it's so darn cold here. ... Thanks for visitng

Misalyn said...

Hi Regina. Whew! this is my second attempt to post my comment. I hope this time it will work, am having some problems with my internet.

What a great poetry,as always. I wish I could rhyme like you. I did try once, twice and so on but I feel like just keeping my poems in my file archives...I don't know...ahhhh.

Thanks for sharing that thought provoking verse from the bible.

Great captures, as always. Fine and dark lines are so vivid even in black and white. You must be delighted with those shots and you have a nice subject. Am pretty sure that you stayed for a while to take some great snaps of those critters.

A blessed day to you and to your family.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hey Cathy..welcome and thanks-
Misalyn, how considerate- always glad when you come by and visit! Many thanks for your words-

Eaton Bennett said...

So glad I came visiting and read that poem. Beautifully encouraging.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Eaton..I'm glad you did too! Thanks- always appreciate your vistis! Hope you have a terrific week- (hugs)

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

A lovely poem, and the two photos you chose to bookend it add visually to the meaning.
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Kilauea Poetry said...

Oh thanks! I love to get a bit of feed back. My best to you!

The Write Girl said...

Beautiful words and that scripture is certainly lovely and inspiring. Thank you friend : )

Kilauea Poetry said...

Thank you Katina!..I will be by shortly to read your acrostic-

Bonnie Bonsai said...

First thank you for King David's own poetry inclusive.

To yours: lovely, dreamy, full of imagination. Focused on your observation to the work of arts of nature ...the painting must be a masterpiece!

Kilauea Poetry said...

What encouragement Bonnie! Thank you my friend!

Denise said...

I can always find a beautiful post when I visit here Regina. Your words, your photography, incredible! Have a great day my friend.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Love when you stop by Denise..thanks for the thoughtful words! Hope you and your family are doing great- I will stop by to visit shortly, my best-

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Great lines and nice takes

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elvira pajarola said...

.....and I love it too....It took a little longer...but I got it ( aiiii my old english...)
wonderful thoughts; they touched my soul.

....and I do love the new sidebar pic of your "cousin-doggy" of mine behind the delicate light dry grass......and I do love the little four paws in front of the step...a view white blossoms next to it.....gorgeous...!!

Have a wonderful afternoon, dear Regina!
ciao ciao elvira

Kilauea Poetry said...

Thanks Bhavesh Chhatbar for this read- most appreciative!! My best to you this coming weekend!
Elvira..I thought it must be a bit a bit of a hurdle despite the translation? Honestly, thanks for taking the time..I love your visits! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Spiderdama said...

Thanks a lot for your nice comment on my blog!
This is a great psalm and I really love the last picture!:-)
Wish you a nice evening from cold Norway!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hey there- thanks Spiderama- Your Norway photos again, are just fantastic!

Regina said...

Beautiful poem and captures!
The header is nice.

(Just visited. I been so busy lately.)

Regards dear friend.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Its OK..just glad you came by (do when you can) and everything is alright Regina. Hope things settle down and you have a relaxing weekend!

sojourner said...

this poem resonates with transformation and change - also though of being a tiny speck within the vastness of eternity - yet, he tends to us and his desire is for us.......

Kilauea Poetry said...

Thanks Yvette- and for your visit..that sidebar pic (busy) is so funny!

Let's be perfectly clear- the war on free speech is spiritual!