Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Each Day Another Day of Green/ dVerse


green                the pantone color of the year 2017                   today is rains               

thunder in the mountains         lost from view                          in cool gray mist                     

new green reaches up               for precious water            i used to say to myself           

when it thundered in the afternoon      “the old man clears his throat”    Rip Van Winkle

plays bowling with his pals       slept too long                           awoke to a new day

life in the desert is grateful       for any moisture           the plants know what to do     

and grow profusely                  until the sun comes                 out hot and dry                 

the soil is soaked          water stands in small puddles             catching every drop

you might even see a toad or two         soon enough    the water will be evaporated by the sun

days are sunny              in the desert                             the normal way of being is dry

dry as a bone                dries everything to be found there        hard to dig holes         

ground so hard             hard to plant                            man or beasts                                      

best to burn/spread ashes         toss them to the wind               and wait for their return

May 9, 2017                           



indybev said...

So descriptive of desert soil and sparseness of water. I loved the image of mountains lost in mist ... made me think of Brigadoon!

Sascha Darlington said...

This is beautiful. I love the images you create and I love the format. Is there a name for this format?

Sherry Marr said...

I love the old man clearing his throat. My grandma loved thunderstorms. We sat in her back porch and enjoyed them through the summers of my childhood. The desert must look beautiful, responding to moisture, even if it lasts only a short while.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is wonderfully descriptive! Especially love; "life in the desert is grateful for any moisture, the plants know what to do and grow profusely until the sun comes out hot and dry."

brudberg said...

I really love how you describe the desert.. both the precious moments of growth, and that time when all is dry.

Kim Russell said...

Having never been to one, I enjoyed the description of the desert.

Frank Hubeny said...

I agree that "the plants know what to do" in the desert.