not-quite Journaling, 18
for living a life:
Tell about it.”
~ Mary Oliver
daisies growing dark
moons for eyes
I delight in
overcast skies that free me to garden without the weight of a hat. I revel in
perils I have overcome, without which I wouldn’t have grown as adept as I have at
the art of rejoicing in the small (giant)
magics life gives me when I open eyes and heart (and see). On this gray morning, I am grateful
for a Universe that teaches cloudy skies aren’t just a shrouding of sunlight
but a chance to cool down... open eyes and heart wider... and be astonished by
all Nature offers to all.
so prickly crimson,
and the inspiration:
7/24/2021: Not very long ago, I learned that black-eyed Susans are also called “gloriosa daisies”. These stunning bloom (which my mind’s eye has always thought of as the lovechild of a coneflower and a sunflower) is known by many names: brown-eyed Susan, yellow daisy, poor-land daisy, golden Jerusalem, brown betty, English bull’s eye, and yellow ox-eye daisy… But gloriosa daisy is my very favorite.
7/25/2021: Nature makes the very best art…
7/31/2021: Some might say that social media takes away from “real
life”. I won’t argue with the notion—everyone should be allowed
(and willing) to believe their own truth(s). But for me, social
media helps accomplish some of what Mary Oliver’s poetry suggests at the
beginning of this post... particularly for those of us who can’t get out as
much as we would like.
- for Poets and Storytellers United--Writers’ Pantry #82: Here in My Car.