Saturday, October 2, 2010

Make t Look EasyI


Come On In-

“Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment.

There is no why.”

Kurt Vonnegut

Complex skies

“Water has an endless horizon;

there is no limitation when you look out into the water.

There's nothing to interfere with the mind's eye projecting itself

as far as it can possibly imagine.

I suppose it's the same way people in the Midwest feel

about watching amber waves of grain or endless rows

of cornfields.

There is something exhilarating about it.”

Billy Joel

"Years and years of preparation are needed

to make it look easy."




October light

is like amber

poured over the afternoon.

Even here in the sub-tropics

sunlight wanes, moments a day,

Less harsh,

more of a blessing really.

An embrace of amber

instead of a punch in the face.

Soon all the coffee in Kona

will bloom tiny white blossoms

and red red cherries.

Woven baskets

some decades old

will be worn in the rows

and catch the cherries like before.

On the continent

where I was born

smokey, cooling nights

schocks of leaning corn



on the porch.

Time passes.

We don't need the geese to rub it in

but we love them;

I love this whole crazy life.

Grab for all the candy

and mischief

you can.

This October

like all the others

will be


fondly, cloudia