Sunday, January 22, 2012

host and banditry

January 22, 2012-Prompt-Photography by Dan Habermehl
host and banditry by Teri H Hoover



A changing sky of bright white clouds,
emerging into a snowbound contentment


observing

A cheerful insurrection of chickadees and sparrows,
painted into the passive leaves of winter.




photography by Dan Habermehl- Jan 2012




Process notes- Thanks to my brother Dan  who takes wonderful photos. He posted this one on his Facebook page on Sunday. It seems we both immediately saw a collection of birds among the dried leaves. It took a bit of untangling the image into words. And then came time for a title.  I was aware that there were many collective nouns for groupings of birds... but not THIS many!! A shout out to Red and The Peanut - a great birding blog I just found.  I learn so much in the time I pause to write.









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reunion


reunion by Teri H Hoover




My sisters and I

We spent years
guarding our secret sorrows
in numb silence.
Until the crush of 2009...


Between
the instincts and urges of long ago,
the old story remained, covered in our memory shards;
tired ashen charms to scald and scatter.
A knack for whispering conversations
circling the bitterness
until there was nothing else to say.

Awash in wretched darkness
Heaven reached down and poured a light 
upon the path in between the tears
we walked together
for the first time
after knowing each other all are lives.








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