To the Catcher of Salt and Earth

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

viperslang:

"…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
featherskin
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)

(Source: apoetreflects, via thewriterscaravan)

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

(Source: tothecatcher)

(Source: deeplovephotography, via rwtsb)

(Source: dvrkvisions)

(Source: valerya-s, via airal-varith)

artgods:

Three Studies from Nature | Albrecht Dürer, 1504

artgods:

Three Studies from Nature | Albrecht Dürer, 1504

(Source: bubbleshaker)