Monday Morning Musings:
In the morning’s glow the water glimmers,
shimmers pink on blue,
as light slivers through silvered clouds
and geese and gulls skim the surface
I walk. Beauty, akin, but not identical,
the days similar, but different in ways
perhaps not profound, but meaningful
(to me) when I see a deer, or rippled sky
and wonder why—
the age-old questions, life, death,
and who am I? We drink some wine,
and watch the clouds–
we laugh aloud—enjoy the moment,
the storms come, and then they pass
and the waves surge, but they don’t last,
the sky is charcoal, then it’s blue.
The wind blows, the leaves fall
in golden puddles mound the ground,
the moon will hum, the sun will shine,
and winter fade in springtime’s bloom.
And you? You’ll be here, and so will I,
watching the tide flow in and outwards fly,
the shore uncovered again. And again.
Perhaps not a circle, but a chain
linking everything. The waves of light, water,
motion—sky, river, ocean—
dust from the stars, amoebas and trees,
generations of humans, you and me.
Merril’s Movie Club: We watched the movie, Waves. We had seen previews in the theater, pre-pandemic. The cinematic style—lots of pulsing color and light—probably plays better on a big screen. It took me a little while to get into it, but it’s a movie in two parts. The second part explores the aftermath of a tragedy that occurs in the first part. We both liked it, but it’s one of those movies that I liked more after I thought about it for a while.
We’re also watching Roadkill. In the US, it’s on Masterpiece (PBS). It’s always fun watching Hugh Laurie as a bad guy, and it was fun to see the female Danish prime minister from Borgen in it, too. We’ve watched 3 of the 4 episodes.
Beautiful language and photographs, Merril. There’s an intriguing twist in part four of Roadkill
Thank you very much, Derrick!
Now I’m excited to watch part four tonight. 😀
Beautiful, Merril. Also, your photos on Instagram this morning were stunning! Mac n Cheese and wine…the perfect combination!
Thanks so much, Jill! 😀
Your poetry makes heaven and nature sing, Merril. Thanks too for the weekly update I look forward to perusing on Mondays. 🙂
Aww–that’s so kind, Marian. Thank you very much! 💙
Who couldn’t be moved to poetry by those scenes? Just gorgeous.
Thank you so much! ❤️
Your skies and rivers (aspects of) are so beautiful!
Thank you again. 😀
Just love that pic of the waving clouds. Reminds me of a sky while on a beach walk – and I did NOT have a camera or phone with me. The sky was a solid blanket of clouds – and they were wavy. It was wonderful, so thanks for the reminder.
Thank you, and you’re welcome! 😀
Those skies are amazing. Who could not be awestruck? (K)
Thank you, Kerfe. Exactly–but as you said, some just don’t even look.
Say that first stanza five times quickly!
All jokes aside, this was beautiful, Merril. This was a happy poem from start to finish. Loved it.
Thank you very much, Dale. I’m pleased you thought so.
Very much so
I was about to comment that the first two stanzas of the poem and their accompanying photos are my favorites. Upon several rereadings, the first two photos are my favorites, but I need the poem in its entirety.
Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of photos and words. I appreciate that. And thank you for letting me know your favorites.
You’re most welcome, Merril.
I am in love with the pictures!
Beautiful, Merril. 🙂 My husband has been watching Roadkill (it’s on TV here when I’m in online yoga class so I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet). Waves sounds quite interesting.
Thank you, Robin.
We seldom watch anything “live.” 😀 I recorded each episode.