A quiet morning after rain.
The door open to the mild air.
Over the fence, the warbling
of a lone magpie, briefly, twice,
flute-like melody conjuring
his unseen form. Meanwhile
the orange trumpet creepers
suspend themselves down palings
like bells, or clusters of fruit.
Note: Natalie Goldberg, author of wonderful books for writers, exhorts her readers: "Give me this moment!' meaning, sit down and write whatever's in front of you, whatever's going on right now. So of course I thought of her when I did so on this occasion, and that gave me my title.
#awakeaugust day 6/2