Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Thoughts on Spring

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Look: the first day of spring
Wearing my wedding rings and no scarf

Throat bare,
I peer up as the drawbridge opens to meet the sky.

Surrounded by new growth;
grey wool and soft wet moss on a slab of rock,
greeting the sun

My skin warms as a boat passes through the channel,
two Canada geese on its
tail, honking.

Good news:
wet earth and strong bones
are unfolding and crackling after a long winter

I memorize this moment as if frozen:
the first breeze
the first breath
the first stretch of waking
after a long, dark night.



My health is slowly getting better, and as a consequence I've been using my free time to pick up projects that have been on the back burner for a long time. My foothold on life is feeling firmer every day, and it feels really good. Hopefully I will be back with slightly less esoteric content in the coming weeks, but in the meantime I'm staying focused on moving forward and enjoying happiness when and where it comes.

Which right now is reworking an older unreleased pattern in buttery soft alpaca. Pretty sweet deal, eh?


1 comment:

sparkle said...

and yet, in Oberlin it is 21 degrees and snow on the hooo. I know its starting to be close to spring/midterms as the students are starting to get that wild eyed, bathsit bonkers look.....enjoy the warmer weather and send warming thoughts this way.....stupid cold.