Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Between the Leaves

Coming, going
falling, soaring

Sometimes you just want to bend
to the curve of the seasons,
and watch the color drain
from summer’s long fingers


Pete said...

I like the soaring word. Keeps me going.

Charles Gramlich said...

Absolutely lovely. Just a wonderful piece.

Anonymous said...

What a picture! The sky against the darkness against the motion.... Bravo. :)

It can be so liberating to be carried, to just feel, the tide of something huge and evolving. Like the turn of seasons and the mood of the living world.

Vesper said...

And perfect.

Sarah Hina said...

Pete, I'm glad this piece gave you a lift. Thanks!

Charles, thank you. I love writing short poems. They feel like an intense, and complete, moment for me.

Jason, this photo is one of my favorites that I've taken, too. Thanks. :)

And you captured the mood I was going for--drifting and accepting, instead of struggling against some outside current.

Vesper, I'm glad you felt it, too. Thanks, my friend. :)

Anonymous said...

Very good.

I love the photo too.


Aine said...

Gorgeous colors!

I love just going with the flow.

Sarah Hina said...

Paul, thank you!

Aine, I like the feeling of not having to get anywhere. Of just enjoying the ride.

Thanks! :)

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

This poem reminds me of how I feel when I find something new and totally immerse myself in the experience. It seems as though we leave one thing behind for awhile, to gravitate toward another and then back again to the familiar. The beautiful ebb and flow of life.
Great pairing - photo to poem.

Sarah Hina said...

K., that's an excellent insight. I guess we slide to the tilt of the earth sometimes. While always hoping for deeper experiences, and stronger connections, to sustain us.

Thank you for the lovely words. :)

ChrisEldin said...

How did you DO that photo! It's beautiful. I would buy that if I saw it in the store. Or on your blog. {hint}

Sarah Hina said...

Thanks, Chris!! That really makes me feel good. It wasn't a hard shot to take--just the right circumstances presented themselves. :)

Ello said...

That's an awesome photo and I love love love your last line about colors and summer's fingers! I love that line! You need to keep these good ones to yourself so nobody steals them. Like me! Except that I'll botch it up. ;o)

Beth said...

Haven't seen you in forever. Just poppin' in to say hey.

Hotwire said...

although brief, this powerfully begins my transition to autumn