Monday Morning Musings:
“We trust that time is linear. That it proceeds eternally, uniformly. Into infinity. But the distinction between past, present and future is nothing but an illusion. Yesterday, today and tomorrow are not consecutive, they are connected in a never-ending circle. Everything is connected.”–Dark. Season 1
“Sometimes since I’ve been in the garden I’ve looked up through the trees at the sky and I have had a strange feeling of being happy as if something was pushing and drawing in my chest and making me breathe fast. Magic is always pushing and drawing and making things out of nothing. Everything is made out of magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people. So it must be all around us. In this garden – in all the places.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
In dawn light
the moon whispers a secret.
It hums in the air—
then floats through the branches,
lifted in a bird song,
dropped with an acorn,
to rise into a tree.
I watch the clouds ripple,
waves in a sky-sea set aglow
by morning light,
I wonder to what shore they’ll flow,
and if they carry sleepers’ dreams
to come again at night.
In a garden,
the bees dance secrets
over flowers bright
of their visits
them and us
to sit and watch—
until mosquitoes bite—
and we go in
leaving a wedding party
to pose in the sunlight.
My mother tells us stories,
and time twists.
we all reflect, no?
on our pasts,
spotlights at night,
but in gardens
comes from simple pleasures,
wine and stories
statues in cloud-light,
or chickens pecking
squawking in a sherbet sky
magic, delight, sunsetting light.
Then I cook to heal
a bit of happiness
to share the love
and I write
on city streets
where time might
cobblestones and skyscrapers
and old sites–
but in the movie
in an ancient land,
personal and political fight
fought again and again
love, lust, secrets ignite
a broader struggle
men with guns,
land, and right
while in moonlight
we go our own way
and time flows
and twists, despite
with secrets unknown
that drift into the light.
We are watching the excellent German Netflix show, Dark. Trailer here. There are a bunch of new movies out. Of course I chose one that most will not have heard of, The Reports on Sarah and Saleem. Trailer here. We both liked it. There is a lot of complexity that is skillfully handled—personal relationships and the political situation.
The first part of this is so much in tune with The Secret Garden. It’s lovely!
Thank you so much, Jane. I seldom know what I’m going to write for these Monday Morning Musings, so I’m always pleased when they seem to work. 🙂
Sometimes are more lyrical than others, and that first section is a lovely standalone poem.
Thank you! 🙂
You have quite an eye for photography! Photos are gorgeous. So much to take in with your musing .., much like walking through a secret garden 😉
Thank you so much, Marie!
I think I’m getting better with my iPhone shots. 🙂
I agree with Marie…your photographs are amazing. Lovely post, Merril. I love the sleepy cat. 🙂
Thanks so much, Jill!
He’s my constant companion–next to me right now. 🙂
What a delightful thought – Clouds at night, as carriers of dreams, in peaceful coexistence with the stars, the source of dreams, both independent of time, like evolving memories.
Thank you very much, Ken. I like the way you expressed that. 🙂
Nature is what saves us…if only we would do the same for it.
That looks like a delicious meal!
Thoughtful and insightful, as always (and a cat!) (K)
Thank you very much, Kerfe.
The meal was delicious, and this little guy is my constant companion. 🙂
Helping you with your book I see…
Yes, he’s very helpful. 🙂
A lovely Monday Musing, Merril!
As for Dark… I dunno, I’m a bit of a chicken-sh*t 😉
The Reports on Sarah and Saleem… maybe, just maybe 😉
Thank you, Dale!
Dark isn’t really scary–more like Stranger Things, but well. . .darker. 🙂
Which I haven’t watched…
I was a Dexter fan, though, so maybe…
There’s a lot less blood, but also less humor than Dexter. So, it might not be your thing. It’s European art-house gloomy, though it does have good music. 🙂 You might like the 80s-era kids on Stranger Things.
My son watched Stranger Things. So many people I know have watched it. I might try it this winter when I have no work (and won’t look for it either!)
I may take a look-see anyway.
Thank you so much, Holly!! 🙂
You are so welcome, my pleasure !
Lovely. And a sweetie pie, too.
Thank you, Luanne.
I assume you mean Ricky the Cat. 🙂
Great site you have, wonderful storytelling and sharp photos.
Thank you very much!
Thank you! 🙂
Lovely. I really like the first part, and your images are wonderful (that sunset!). ♥
Thank you very much! The story of the sunset is that I got a call from my mom’s aide and my sister about an issue with my mom, and I walked away from where we were sitting at the winery. Then when I finished the call, I looked up and saw that sky!
I like that you have a story for it, and hope that the issue wasn’t too serious.
No, something that could have been serious, but it wasn’t.