Carpets of cotton candy snow
Laid before as on the road I go
Petals underfoot paint a pretty path
Alternate universe reality projects
Intersections unknown on any map
Lost in cardinal directions without GPS
In a city that’s home wherever the pin
Going around and around again
Around and around and around again
Rose colored toes in the rain I spin
Disoriented in a world that transcends
Around and around I go again
~ Em C.
*Photograph my own.
Giants by the sea
Two gazes called
‘cross ocean deep
To distant rock giants
carving razor edge
Capped by cotton collar
oncoming night’s bed
Currents carry love afar
creatures whisper notes
Messages largely unheard
by walking shore bound folks
Time stops a moment
breeze speaks sun’s secrets
Giants sniff salty air
no words necessary
~ Em C.
I couldn’t resist taking some photos from my viewpoint of a man and his Great Dane enjoying the sunset together.
The way the dog was happily observing people, the birds and who knows, maybe even the ocean and sunset, too…was entirely sweet to observe. And the love of his human…if only we could all love one another so purely.
A giant creature, and his giant human. A beautiful moment.
blooming beauty on the hill
dropping pink taffeta tears
that tell your winter story
year after endless years
ringing round your core
a tender bed beckoning
the barefoot, the child, the reader
the writer with poised pen
arms upon which lithely grow
new leaves glossy green
for tempest sky they reach
ever bearing winds
bracing bitter cold
shaking off the rain
cascading creviced folds
drawing strength out of pain
deepest roots withstand
hurricane force seasons
from sun to broken branches
this soul has withstood
a life of fickle seasons, yet
somehow still worships the sun
while embracing heavy rains
these feet cannot pass
without paying respect
an altar to arboreal gods
who shall forever
~ Em C.
**stopped me on my tracks while on my walk today**
as spring daffodils lean reaching heads sunward,
turn your rain-stained face toward me.
sunflowers, daisies, shamrocks — aching for some distant light…
your sun, your radiant heat I’ll be.
even in looming dark, under pregnant clouds, obscured by curling fog,
they know the precise angle of aim;
you’ll find me here, perched beam in a steady old-growth tree,
waiting for your uplifted gaze.
their opening petals yawn wide
as your eyes, searching for an outstretched ray.
a blind kind of faith, the flowers and you;
when life has led you astray…
just turn your chin to the shelter of sky,
and you’ll find me there shining your way.
~ Em C.
Orb of orange hung blue in heavens
Eye peeking through velvet curtain
Round as rock this rock does orbit
Showing only one of its two faces
I stare transfixed amidst the mist
Wishing with my heart exposed
Pleading to the gods above
My secrets only they will know
And you I hear in the owl’s call
The midnight overseer
Of all the dreamers’ dreams
Of all the dark creatures’ fears
Saying you see me in the light
In silver tinged sight
Standing naked and primal
Arms outstretched to the sky
The wild She in all her skin
Shameless in her shadow
That shows no clothes
No chains, no rings, nor claims
But a compass for a heart
That follows the moon in dark
Knowing it will lead me back to you
~ Em C.