Spring path

spring path

The path was small here, but sure.

Spring had come quickly to this small wood.

I had passed the brook some few hours ago.

There lay those who had meant to waylay me.

Their stories would lie with them now.

Now no-one knew the paths I took.

Now I could change my face, my garb for the last time.

 

Long had I roamed the world away from men.

They brought me no peace those past times.

Never again would I let down my guard.

Never again would I show them my true face.

 

In peace I came to this land, and in peace I would leave.

Long had I hoped to find my true home, but it was not to be.

Not yet.

 

Not until I would see the moon rise over the desert lands again.

The inselbergs I had long ago abandoned lay before me now.

My path has come full circle.

In my heart I am home already.

 

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This prose-poem was inspired by a picture I am using as a screen saver. I found it online doing a search for “spring”. The format and length of this piece were determined by the physicality of the journal that I wrote this in.  I chose to make the sentences not wrap around – they had to end when the page ended on the right.  The poem had to be completed on that one page, so I had to plan the finish early. I am also reading an Andre Norton book right now, and that influenced the tone.

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Sketch 3/6/18

Tulip Grove, 10:45 to 11:10. Tuesday morning before work. I had to go and get a ticket first to visit this part of the Hermitage property. And I also bought a coffee and cookies.

56 degrees and sunny

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Maundy Thursday sketches

The morning of Maundy Thursday this year (3/29/18) I went to Centering Prayer at Providence UMC in Mt. Juliet.  I used to go home after that until it was time to go to work, but I’ve started staying out, looking for a place to sketch.  I wasn’t sure where I was going to go with not a lot of time, but I needed to go to the post office to check to see if we had any mail.  It was raining a little, so I decided to stay there and sketch.

img_0817Then to work.  I got off at 6 (using vacation time) to go to the Seder presentation at Celebration Lutheran.  This is outside, looking at the prayer garden. The trees are green with lichen. The light was amazing.

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I brought my sketch tools in to sketch the Seder presentation.  It was just a demonstration, not set out for everyone.  But then I was asked to participate!

 

 

 

 

 

Cinco de Mayo (place, not day)

This took three trips – from November 2017 to March 2018. Fortunately we have a lot of “buy one get one free” coupons.  The service is very fast here, so I quit sketching when the food came.  Thankfully we were able to get the same booth so I could continue the sketch.  In reality – there are a LOT more chairs, but I left them out or it would have been too busy.  The bar area to the back right is luminous with green lights from neon.

The photos were taken around Christmas time.