“But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.”
~ Vincent van Gogh

Monday, September 23, 2013

Walking and Writing with Difficulty

I took the iPad instead of pen, paper notebook and digital camera. A mistake! The sun was glary, low in the sky not long before sunset. With my sunglasses on, I could barely see the screen. Even with them off, it was difficult. Taking photos consisted of point and hope. Only one worked.



Instead of trying for poems, I jotted down notes. Many typo corrections later, they read:

Large boat on nature strip
with canopy and truck.

(I remember thinking afterwards that 'large' gives the wrong idea; it was only large for a runabout.)

Clover in the grass
shaking, trembling in the breeze.
Nodding heads. Parkinson's ...

My boots hurt.
The sun is too bright.
The wind is cool.

I feel stupid
but also like a pioneer.

I like to walk here
breathing clean air, 
a little too fresh.

At the same time
I want to go home
and get into my slippers.  

4 comments:

  1. I like the sky/clouds/trees, Rosemary. I use my phone a lot to photograph lately - so much easier than my heavy DSLR. I just aim for story anyway - and then I get into my slippers.

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