Tag: nature photography
ARE THERE LIZARDS IN YOUR FAMILY TREE?
Do you scuttle lithely sand and stone, peek out from rocks through half-shut lids while others' hands are clasped in dance beneath the bone-white crescent slit? Are your eyes autonomous, right darts to lips and left to toes; as softer flesh sips steamed orgeat do you watch the spoon, the ankles cross? Do you begin each day with push-ups then shield yourself from sun in shade; when threatened do your muscles flex, your speech reduce to a chortling hiss? Do others comment, How cold your hands, how dry your skin? Do you dream of grasshoppers sweet in your mouth, or screaming wake from the jaws of a snake?
Thank you to the editor of Something Like Homesickness: A Zapizdat Poetry Anthology for first publishing this poem.
The future enters us in order to transform us long before it happens.
MASKS OF CARDINAL FEATHERS
Drape Me in Crimson rOse petals, garnets, coraL, RuBies and feed me dragon's Blood, cherries, straWberries, plums, salmon, meRlot then make me glow, flush, blush, BlooM till I'm Rubeous, carneLian, verMilioN as ScarLet hummingbirds SOAR from our Mad voRacious heartS.
Thank you to the editor of Absinthe Revival for first publishing this poem.
Happy Winter Solstice!
Many will sing and hold vigil tonight so that the Sun can sleep deep & long and then rise in the morning renewed, ready to begin a brand new day & year. In many traditions, tomorrow marks New Year’s Day in honor of Solar Time.
May this be a year of increasing peace, compassion for others and oneself, potable water & food for all and the building of a kinder inclusive world, not for profit but for love.
To your Joy and Life!
Other names for the December full moon include: Honey Moon**, Snow Moon, Full Cold Moon, Mistletoe Moon, Frost Moon, Winter Moon, Peach Moon, Christmas Moon, Dark Night Moon, Strawberry Moon**, Long Night Moon, Younger Hard Time Moon, Twelfth Moon, Margashirsha Moon, Fruit Moon, Bitter Moon, Rose Moon**, Moon Before Yule*, Solstice Moon***
*As long as the last moon is before Yule, as it is in 2021.
***When it’s within days of Solstice.
I can tell you about the river or we could just get in. Bill Callahan
Sea Fog forms when warm moist air cools over colder water.