To the Catcher of Salt and Earth

Daily dabbles and works of my poetry, prose, paintings and photos plus goods from others.


"…a lamp wasted in the daytime is what you were."

- Jamie Sabines’ elegy for Rosario Castellanos

It flew up from the dried grass
into the window glass
and, surprised by the hard air,
fell back against the land
I ran outside
and watched the beat
under its golden
flicker once, twice, before it died.

I held it in my cupped hand
and brought it to the hearth where
I kindled a flame, hoping to reheat
its cooling life. Then
I saw it turn the geological clock
back a tick,
back to metamorphic stone:
from air to ground, buried, then gone.

Jane Yolen, “The Dead Bird,” from Bird Watch (Philomel Books, 1990)

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Goodbyes 😩

Goodbyes 😩

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.

—Marcus Aurelius (via thecalminside)

My Missouri is green and white

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Three Studies from Nature | Albrecht Dürer, 1504


Three Studies from Nature | Albrecht Dürer, 1504

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