Monday Morning Musings:
I’m musing about musing,
bemused by my muse, how she drifts
on slivers of silvered streams, and beams
from between leaves, perceives before thought
reaches me, the beauty of golden glow, the gilding
of roofs and trees,
and hears the calls of all
the birds in sky and river beach, each a part
of something larger–
in the flutter of a wing, the creation of a storm
or from a tiny wish, greater reveries born,
as time circles round, what was future becomes past,
the russet leaves fall, a pewter blanket shrouds the earth,
but buried deep among the roots, sleeping seeds dream
of brighter and more beautiful things, of blue and green
of fuzzy chicks and spotted fawn,
of dawn chorus, mockingbird, and robin song—
and now in blanket weather, cat on lap,
with pen to paper, the muse whispers write
of the luminous branches covered in jewels,
and the ripples in the river, the blue reflected from above,
and the way time pauses and stills when surrounded by love–
and I say, yes, it does, and yes,
Our older child and their wife are here for Thanksgiving. This is the first time we’ve seen them since before the pandemic. ❤️. I’m getting ready for Thanksgiving.
Those first two photos are just stunning. I keep going back to them. I love the last stanza of your musing; it’s how beauty and love are shared throughout the world.
Thank you so much, Liz.
As usual, I had no idea what I was going to write about today, so I’m pleased those final lines resonated with you. 😀
You’re most welcome, Merril. 😀
Nice post 💞
You’re welcome 💞
Beautiful poem! Love the pictures too!
Thank you very much!
Lovely musings in poetry and photography. 🧡 Happy Thanksgiving, Merril, to you and your family!
Thank you so much, Dora! 💙
All the best to you and yours!
Beautiful musings, Merril. Enjoy your time with the family. Happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you, Jill. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!
Oh my, Merril! Your photos are all simply amazing! And your lovely poem, too. Yes, write, do!
Aww–thank you you so much, Dale! 💙
My pleasure! 🧡
Just gorgeous photos, Merril! And the poem. And the food. Enjoy your time with your family! XOXO
Thank you so much, Luanne. Happy Thanksgiving to you!
I love how your words chime with your glowing autumn colours! Enjoy the visit from your child 😊
That’s lovely, Ingrid. Thank you! 😀
So much beauty. And cat pictures too! Enjoy your family time! (K)
Thanks so much, Kerfe!
“each a part
of something larger–” encapsulates this beautiful musing accompanied by glowing photography. I also liked the later juxtaposition of muse and luminous. Enjoy the family visit.
Thank you very much, Derrick. I appreciate your close reading and kind words.
We got to see both our children here yesterday, and tomorrow more family will be here for Thanksgiving.
Such a beautiful piece of writing Merril thank you so much. It glowed. The photographs are beautiful. I love also ‘being bemused by my muse’ –
Happy Thanksgiving Merril to you and your family. Have a blessed time. I look forward to photos of delicious food inter alia –
Hi, Susan! Thank you so much for your kind words.
I imagine there will be some photos of Thanksgiving. 😀
Egads, autumn is spectacular on the Delaware River.
Your words are its equal.
Adore this, Merril.
Thank you so much, Resa! 💙
Merril, you sure have away with taking photos. They are simply breathtaking. Almost like a painting. I love the musing the muse part 🙂 ❤
Thank you so very much! 😊