Openings

“Nature has portals rather than doors.” – Jim Harrison

 

On a walk

the doe looked up

we froze

and looked at each other.

 

My breath caught.

 

An eagle dove

between the two canoes

in front of mine

and took a bass.

 

They nearly swamped.

 

Giant redwoods

filtering in light from above

into the cathedral

created by their circle.

 

I worshiped there.

 

The Pacific.

The stars above.

A meadow.

The cardinal hopping in our backyard.

 

A moment of awe.

 

This is part of “28 Days of Unreason”

based on prompts taken from poems

by Jim Harrison.

https://jillys2016.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/28-days-of-unreason/

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2 thoughts on “Openings

    • We all carry within us images we’ve collected which, if we express them in just the right way, in the right context… the right juxtaposition, they have the ability to make a reader catch his or her breath. Thank you for inviting me.

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