Drifting

Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
Winter, Hallerbos, Belgium
By Donarreiskoffer (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
7 December 2008

Wind blowing
Through the trees
Thoughts adrift
With the breeze
In the stillness
I listen for
That lost song
You sang to me
Long ago
The one
With beauty
Unbroken by
Suffering and grief
The one
That nurtured
What little goodness
That was left in me
And made it grow
Why did I stop listening
And let you go?
In this silence
I miss you so.

First Day of Spring

Lilac blossoms and butterfly March 2016
Lilac blossoms and butterfly
March 2016
Sacramento, California

 

Delightful drifter
Seeing your colorful wings
Melts my gray winter thoughts
Before you flutter away
Let me share
Your fleeting joy
Of a green world
Emerging from the ice
Of bright blossoms
Fragrant and new
Gently cascading
Toward the earth
This first day
Of spring.

 

Happy Spring!:) I am sorry that I am behind on posting new material and getting back to people. I am in the middle of a graphic design project right now, and a small writing project came up last week. I also have to work on income taxes for the year. I hope to have more time for blogging in mid-April. For those of you who celebrate it, have a Happy Easter too!:)

Cosmic Romance

 

 

Margaret Ballardini and Fred Watson, Luna Park, St Kilda, Victoria, ca. 1927 - photographed by M D True, Electric Studio (3419357179).jpg By State Library of New South Wales collection [No restrictions], via Wikimedia Commons From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales: www.sl.nsw.gov.au 1927
Margaret Ballardini and Fred Watson, Luna Park, St Kilda, Victoria, ca. 1927 – photographed by M D True, Electric Studio (3419357179).jpg
By State Library of New South Wales collection [No restrictions], via Wikimedia Commons From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales: www.sl.nsw.gov.au

 

I cannot give you
The moon and the stars
And you cannot do
The same for me
Instead of
Grasping starlight
Let us hold hands
In the moonlight
In a universe
Of our souls’ making.

 

cupid silhouette clip art

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Everlasting

leaf covered with raindrops
Fallen leaf after an autumn storm
2015
Sacramento, California

 

Sad fall
From green glory
But you are
Not gone
Deep in winter
I hear
Echoes
Of your summer song
In your words
On decaying leaves
I glimpse
Eternity
Every season
Every second
Of my
Dwindling time
You are
With me.

Barber No More

Delux Barber Shop
Delux Barber Shop
October 2015
Sacramento, California

 

Delux Barber Shop Sign
Delux Barber Shop Sign
October 2015
Sacramento, California

 

Whenever I see closed down shops like this, I find myself thinking about how the shops must have looked when they first opened. I imagine the excitement of the business owner during the grand opening and the hopes and dreams that he or she had in the beginning. I think about the regular customers coming in and out of the shop, sharing their hopes and dreams and maybe their sorrows with the owner and the other regular customers. Then I think about the years passing by and the hard times that might have led to the closure of the shop. Most of the time I feel sad seeing something abandoned, but sometimes it is not bad for something to come to an end. Who misses a lousy job or a miserable relationship? I like to be optimistic and think that the owner moved on to something better.

Levitation

levitating fakir
Fakir levitate.JPG
By ProfessorX (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Fakir, levitating
19 August 2012
floating man illusionist
Illusionist Trier.jpg
By Krd (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
5 August 2013
Street performers levitating in Prague.
Czech-2013-Prague-Street performers (crop).jpg
Andrew Shiva [CC BY-SA 3.0 or Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons
Street performers levitating in Prague.
25 July 2013

They mystify
Seeming to defy
Earth’s pull
For hours on end
They live to
Suspend
For coins
From passersby
Who suspect
It might be
A trick
But don’t have
Time to figure out
How they rise above
Concrete and brick.

Yes, it is an illusion! Seats and metal shafts hidden under baggy clothes and supporting plates hidden under carpets! The best explanation of this illusion I have read so far is from an online article called “How Do Levitating Street Performers Work?” from relativelyinteresting.com.