Monday Morning Musings:
We walk under an azure sky, a dream
of golden glow and light-sprayed air
where color blooms,
drifts in the air, swinging, winging
on elegant peacock wings, it slides to the ground
and bobbing, red hen-headed says
look at me,
and we do and see
we are sun-drinking, blinking in the spring light
uncorked, afloat, soaking in warmth and wine, awakened
to the possibilities of time, and aware of the artlessness
of nature’s art. Nothing can compare—
and there is no way to counterfeit a spring day. But words
can remind me to recall the mockingbird’s song, the dazzling shimmer
of sunlight on blue water, and the way we laughed,
and how I drank deeply love and laughter, the color of garnets, glowing
in the setting sun.
Today it is cold and windy, but last week, we had some perfect, beautiful spring days. Spring is definitely capricious. It’s still the pandemic, but we actually got out to some new venues, while remaining safe and socially distant. We sat outside at William Heritage Vineyards, where the chickens were walking about and looking for handouts. We visited Grounds for Sculpture on the most beautiful day.
Merril’s Movie/Theater/TV Club: We watched the Lantern Theater’s production of The Craftsman. This is an excellent play by Bruce Graham and a well-done production. (We saw it in the theater, too.) You can still buy tickets to stream it. It’s based on the true story of Han van Meegeren, who was prosecuted in the Netherlands for selling art to Nazis, particularly Vermeers. It turns out the van Meegeren painted the works himself. The play has a lot to say about art, art criticism, the law, and collaboration with enemies. We also finished the Belgian mystery The Break (Netflix), which we both enjoyed.
‘Nothing can compare—
and there is no way to counterfeit a spring day.’
So true, but this looks like a perfect spring day at the sculpture park! It’s so nice to get out and do something different, isn’t it?
Thank you, Ingrid! It really was a perfect day. We were lucky that my husband was off that day and that it was so beautiful. It is fun to go somewhere different!
I also liked ‘… and there is no way to counterfeit a spring day’ .. 🙂 Lovely musings Merril thank you ..
Thank you very much, Susan! 😀
I agree with the other comments ‘Nothing can compare—
and there is no way to counterfeit a spring day.’ Great line! I enjoyed the photos. What a fun park!
Thank you so much, Jill! It’s really a fun place to walk around.
Love this! And look at you not wearing coats! (As I put on my layers to go out for my walk, shivering in anticipation… ugh.)
What fabulous sculptures those are… Fun, fun, fun,
Thank you, Dale! We were very lucky. Doug was off that day AND the temperature went up into the mid-70s F! Today when I went out, the wind was blowing and it was in the 20s. I had on my coat, scarf, and hat! Grounds for Sculpture is so much fun! And it’s pretty, too, as you can see. In non-pandemic times, you can also eat at a café or fancier restaurant that looks out over the water.
Wow and WOW! Lucky. We still have not gone above maybe 50? so far… and that was for one day! Today with the wind chill it is a mere -4F Brrr.
Definitely a place I’d love to visit!
You would love it!
Shall have to put it on my list!
Absolutely beautiful 💙💙💙
Thank you so much!
So heavenly and hopeful, too. Our blue sky has been missing–now I know where it went!
Aww–thanks, Luanne. Sorry to take your blue sky, but I did so enjoy it!😀
You are welcome. But can I have it back now, please?
Hard to say why, but this poem seems on the brink of tears, of happiness or beauty or melancholy.
Oh, interesting. I think beauty often makes me want to cry–perhaps that’s it.
Any strong emotion seems to provoke tears, doesn’t it?
Well, for me it does. . .😀
Me too, of course 🙂
Of course. 😀
Your visit (and poses!) at the Grounds for Sculpture brought a smile to my face. But you had me at pussywillows. As you say, “there is no way to counterfeit a spring day.”
Aww–thank you so much, Liz! We did enjoy ourselves!
You’re welcome, Merril! I enjoyed your enjoyment.
Fine poetry with stunning and often amusing photobombing photography
Thank you very much, Derrick! 😀
I enjoyed the photos, some of which I haven seen on your Facebook page.
One of the poses looks like Cliff and me reclining – not Manet “Dejeuner sur l’Herbe” piece though. Ha!
I might post them in an album on FB, but I haven’t yet. Thank you for clarifying that that it wasn’t you and Cliff in the Manet. Of course, you’d have on red heels. 😏
You and Doug certainly had FUN!
We did, Marian! It was great to be outside and somewhere different on such a beautiful day.