because while some truths lend themselves to equations, others are best described in verse

on Good Friday the poem

#RVA pipeline









So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.
–T. S. Eliot

is about hope, how I saw a single heron
on the riverbank and, telling you of him
at the end of a bitter day, you say
I think they must be coming back.
about the note you gave me not
two weeks ago, tucked away
in my coat pocket against the still-
cool nights; how not everything fades
so quickly. this morning,
a quart of strawberries
was ninety-nine cents at the market,
so I counted out the change and I think, after
this cruel spring of shallow breath and repentance, we
will know the gasp & fire of riversummers again.

12 responses

  1. Tokoni O. Uti

    Lovely poem and picture

    April 3, 2015 at 10:40 am

    • Thank you! So glad you dropped by!

      April 4, 2015 at 9:51 am

  2. Ron

    Magnificent! Your poetry is fully as breathtaking as your photography! (And another huge THANK YOU for inspiring my wife and me to try a new venture! Life is good!!



    April 3, 2015 at 11:18 am

    • Ron, thank YOU for your kind words. I am happy you have found some inspiration to share! All my best to you.
      🙂 –jsl

      April 4, 2015 at 9:48 am

  3. Love the sense of hope expressed in the poem.

    April 3, 2015 at 11:46 am

    • appreciate it. always nice of you to drop by. 🙂

      April 4, 2015 at 9:51 am

  4. I hope you do, babe. Here’s to a warm summertime.

    April 3, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    • thank you, Mosk. it’s good to hear from you. it’s good to be writing.

      April 4, 2015 at 9:49 am

  5. Lovely!

    April 4, 2015 at 8:46 am

  6. I hope they are coming back:)

    April 4, 2015 at 9:45 am


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