Sunday, October 23, 2011


 The Word
Tony Hoagland
Down near the bottom
of the crossed-out list
of things you have to do today,
between “green thread”
and “broccoli” you find
that you have penciled “sunlight.”
Resting on the page, the word
is as beautiful, it touches you
as if you had a friend
and sunlight were a present
he had sent you from some place distant
as this morning—to cheer you up,
and to remind you that,
among your duties, pleasure
is a thing,
that also needs accomplishing
Do you remember?
that time and light are kinds
of love, and love
is no less practical
than a coffee grinder
or a safe spare tire?
Tomorrow you may be utterly
without a clue
but today you get a telegram,
from the heart in exile
proclaiming that the kingdom
still exists,
the king and queen alive,
still speaking to their children,
—to any one among them
who can find the time,
to sit out in the sun and listen.

three robins came to visit.
if you know me.
you know.
how happy that makes me.
it's those simple things.
 ...a single berry on an asparagus plant.
...a clothespin with a web on it.
...a black-eyed susan-still beautiful, past it's time. oak leaf as art.
...that i cherish.
take the time.
to sit out in the sun and listen.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.


Joanna said...

I love your photos, I love the poem, I love your blog.

Anonymous said...

There is just something about clothespins I really like. A little weird, maybe. :) My Mom used them in the kitchen for different things, or maybe I liked creating dolls from them when I was little. Who knows! :)
Love that shot.

Jeanette said...

You have captured some wonderful photos. The steam from the coffee cup, the tattered leaf, the lone berry of the plant, the frost covered trees, the birds amongst the leaves, the spider's web on a clothes pin, and the remnants of a flower in fall they are all so wonderful. You have a very good eye! Well Done!

Eaton Bennett said...

I feel very in tune with your offerings here, the poetry speaks for itself...loved it! Your photos entice and inspire. I really enjoy how you capture the everyday, ordinary and that the images are transformed from ordinary to special. :))

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Sara you have captured beautiful images here .. these are the kind of shots I would love to take as well !

Inger-M said...

Beautiful series; I love the one with the coffee mug!
Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog! :-)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh my gosh....each and every photo you've shared is so artfully composed!!! You have a good eye for design and lines. Dramatic.

Thanks for popping by yesterday for my Shadow Shot. Today's post is:

Macro Halloween Candle Holder...Eerie!!


BLOGitse said...

Oi, oi, beautiful, so sensitive, so fragile...
First and last are my favorites and of course a clothespin.
I really like your style, you know what and how to shoot to make art!
Have a good week!

Emakesart said...

I haven't been by in a while, and it's my loss. Your blog always touches me, and I'm never disappointed when I stop by :-) Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos, words, and soul.