Wednesday, May 20, 2009

All This and Stillness

Crisp morning air,
sun’s warmth reaching to meet my skin.
Hummingbird darts past,
trilling his way to his turn at the feeder,
as chipmunks, looking for seed, scatter beneath me.

The pigmy nuthatch lands just inches from my head to eat.
Rocks smile, holding their sacred space.
As the songs of many birds fill the air
and my ears.

The air moves slightly to remind me
it’s not yet summer. It’s coolness
contrasts the sun’s embrace-just enough.

Sun’s soft light slowly illumines and warms each rock and tree,
moving down the mountainside as it
travels upward.

Bridges between stillness and all this,
between all this and stillness.


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