In the after, there were dreams–
We stood together–
and apart, divisions growing
as the wind asked why
~to a silent blue sky~
I gaze–but birdsong floats in a melody
of light and shadows. Here
time never stops,
as past and future merge, and an eagle soars
over my head, into tomorrow.
My poem from the Oracle. She knows everything. I took the photo this morning, and an eagle did fly right over me.
The sky color is perfect. She does know. (K)
Thank you. She does.
Wow, this really hits me. Take a longer perspective and hope reveals itself.
Thank you so much, Claudia. I’m pleased it had that affect on you.
‘We stood together–
and apart, divisions growing’
This still seems to be the way, unfortunately. Still these are calming, reflective words from
Thank you very much, Ingrid. In memory, the country pulled together, but also so many people were attacked because they were believed to be Muslims.
Nature goes on. 😀
So sad – I suppose they were just looking for someone to blame!
To Ingrid’s point about needing someone to blame for a horrific event, it might have been the human–albeit misguided–impulse to try to make sense of a senseless act.
Perhaps so, Liz. It’s sad to have explanations rest on racism though.
It definitely is sad.
The sky was blue on that day 20 years ago, until it was darkened by the ugly. Your eagle sighting is hopeful. A lovely commemoration of the day. Thank you, Merril!
Thank you very much, Marian!
This is so lovely, Merril. The photo, the poem. Yesterday we had a clear blue sky and my husband remarked it was just like the clear blue sky of Sept. 11, 2001. Today is it is cloudy and occasionally overcast and I’m glad as having an echo of that weather on this day would make the memories too keen. Your poem holds some hope in it. We might have our divisions now but Time will carry us along.
Thank you very much, Marie.
That blue sky does stand out in my memory, too! It made me a bit anxious to see it yesterday. Then again, it turned out to be such a beautiful day yesterday, so that’s a good thing.
You and Kerfe both had that blue sky. Eternal. Unlike our stupidity.
It is funny that Kerfe’s and mine were so similar.
Yes, our stupidity will guarantee that humans are not eternal.
I think I’m a bit out of it at present. This sinus infection has been hard to deal with. The Oracle knows I’m blinkered!
Is that what the eye thing turned out to be? Hope you’re feeling better now.
That’s what it is. Sinus infection of the eye. And it’s not over yet. I’m almost at the end of the treatment so I’m crossing fingers there’s a big improvement tomorrow.
Oh, maybe that’s what’s up with my eyes–since we’re the same person. 😏
Are your eyes still bothering you?
Off and on. They seem to get more irritated when I’m wearing my contacts.
I’m hoping this isn’t going to be serious. My right eye has a film over it so everything is blurred.
Oh dear. I hope that clears up!
Me too! It’s a bit better today but that’s the treatment over. I’ll see what the doctor says tomorrow.
I hope you have good news!
Not really. I have to have a scan and other tests. The treatment hasn’t worked 😦
Oh no! 🥲
Next week. Scan and an obstruction under the eyelid removed. At least I won’t have to wait too long.
Good luck! That doesn’t sound too pleasant. 😔
I’ll never forget that crystal blue sky the morning of 9/11/2001. What a beautiful way to commemorate those who died that tragic day. Lovely, Merril.
Thank you very much, Jill. That blue sky stands out for me, too. I couldn’t help but compare the one yesterday. It actually made me feel a bit anxious.
I know what you mean.
Some words together can be beautiful but others, crafted and placed together like this can be awesome and breathtaking.
Oh, David! What a magnificent comment! Thank you so much. Massive hugs back.
The Oracle is very wise. There is a certain spirituality to that last stanza.
Thank you so much, Liz! She is wise. 😀
You’re welcome, Merril. 😀
I really like how the bridge works in this poem. I tried to take bird photos this morning and nothing flew overhead but a military helicopter. I hope it wasn’t flying into tomorrow. 🙂
Thank you very much. I hope the helicopter you saw wasn’t either! That could really mess up time.
We live across the river from the Philadelphia airport, so there are lots of planes here, and I saw a helicopter, too. I think it was a news or traffic one. But there are also lots of birds! 😀
This is perfect for today, Merril. The Oracle knows and you collaborate with her so beautifully.
Thank you so much, Dale! 😀
A mesmeric reflection
Thank you, Derrick. 😀
A beautiful poem, Merrild, and synchronous too. Funny how that happens.
Thank you very much!
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