Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Route to the Otherworld

The route to the otherworld is marked,
They say; look for a lamppost or
Crossroads or spirals.

You may find your way there
In a certain slant of light,
(Or anything that shimmers) or

At dawn perhaps, or dusk. Mirrors
Might be useful and liminal spaces
Are always a good bet,

As are the pages of a book or
Even just a simple word, though rhymes
Are rumored to work especially well.

Search out toadstools and tidepools,
Old stones and holed stones and strange
Colored leaves. It is said that

Imagination would probably help, but
There really are no set rules for wanderers.
The only thing necessary is belief.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Snowdrop Series

Because they are one of the first harbingers of Spring, here is a PhotoOde to Snowdrops...

Cheers to the first brave and beautiful buds!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Dulce et Utilis

Iron shaped into curved bliss,
Flame-kissed and hinged,
Weathered and timeless...

Metalsmith love, now
Home to a layered library
Of hopeful hand prints...

And a reliquary of tales
Forged by the collective echo
of "May I come in?"

Friday, March 4, 2011

Noted Vocabulary

Of course we call them notes.
Plucked, bowed, sung,
Whistled, hummed, each
Sound a tiny message,
Sometimes strung together
Into paragraphs of melody
That speak volumes in
The language of the heart.

The white stuff is finally starting to melt here, and the snowdrops and daffys are poking their way through the soil. The birds have returned as well, filling the morning with song. That is a message I happily understand ~ March may be a fickle mistress, but Spring is on the way!