Saturday, August 3, 2013

...her whole life shifted...

her whole life shifted the day she started to tell the truth
about what made her happy
i never knew 
it could be that simple, she said

just as.
the reality of the robins.
absence sets in.
making my morning coffee on the porch.
one of marked silence.
two new humming birds appear.
they were grey.
a color i haven't had here before.
as they darted from flower to flower.
just feet from me.
a different happiness.
{a reminder perhaps}
replaced my robins this morning.
it's just that simple.
just BE.


Ralph said...

The beauty of our avian neighbors never ceases to amaze us. Birds have the freedom to come and go as they may, yet we are never free of the travels of another. The simplicity and beauty of nature will always amaze...

Jim said...

Great shadow shot.

Sylvia K said...

I do agree with Ralph! Our birds are so beautiful and add so much to my day as they gather around the feeder outside my window! And, yes, they do amaze.

Nonnie said...

breathtaking in its simplicity is your shadow!
I too miss the robin babies in my neighbor's yard. Perhaps something new will visit me too.

Mascha said...

I like your photos, but also the words that you find :-)
(but who are storypeople?)

Beverley Baird said...

What a lovely, delicate shot!
This was the first summer in a long while when we did not have a nest of baby robins or doves growing. I really missed them this year.

Kathe W. said...

lovely new header- and your shadow shot is also. Your gift of finding the perfect words always amaze me- they feed our souls.
Have a great week!

colleen said...

It gives me such an anticipatory feeling, like I'm on the edge of my seat. Will it fall?

Gemma Wiseman said...

Your words remind me of what happens when I venture out with a camera. I may have certain photos in mind in a particular place, but often the unexpected produces better photos and even replaces the original intention. Now I try not to predict photos. Much better result. Love the gentle shadow from the flower.

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

No robins singing here either, but a Gamble's Quail, a Peregrine falcon in the treetops looking for it's next meal, the Turtle Doves cooing and an occasional Thrasher! And if you're lucky, a Road Runner. And, the rufous hummer is back-chasing all others away from the feeder.
It is a slice of heaven, these bird calls.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love that first poem...wise words beautifully stated. And the daisy and shadow are perfect (and the picture makes me happy~)

Jeanne Baney said...

The simplicity is divine. Love the shot.

Margaret Gosden said...

Love the shot - simply composed and thoughtful!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Every time I come here, Robin, I am amazed at the little things you see that many people take for granted.