Thursday, December 22, 2016

other than white

in the ginger
of morning
i catch snow on my tongue
taste the stillness
of light at the edge of a wood

as winter takes breath
to cradle life in a blanket held white
held white and wide
in the course of my sight

it, natures communion
takes precedent over warm and constant
and that which i receive
lips can hardly reveal

not in word
not in tongue
spoken or scribed, nor

in earthly creation
other than white

bkmackenzie
2016 (copyrighted)

photo by Karen Callan

26 comments:

  1. I love this, especially as we received a pristine snowfall overnight and the world outside is created anew and beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Sherry..stay warm up there...bkm

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  2. I agree so much with this... The landscape now covered in snow I can see nothing but white... (and the silence)

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    1. Yes the weather has complied nicely with this post...thank you...bkm

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  3. "ginger of morning" is such a great line and it's great to see new writes from you (quite a few since I last checked in - shall be back to have a look through)

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    1. Thank you - good to see you too ...bkm

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  4. I like the serene feeling your poem gives.

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    1. Thank you very much for stopping in...bkm

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  6. Peaceful and beautiful piece.

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  7. This is so pure and restorative - a beautifully rendered piece. That first stanza floated clear off the page and the others followed. Just lovely!

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  8. natures communion
    takes precedent over warm and constant
    and that which i receive
    lips can hardly reveal

    These lines touched me the most! Exquisitely penned!

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  9. It just so happens I am drinking ginger tea as I read your poem, so the opening lines coincide with the taste in my mouth... quite an added level to a reading experience.

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    1. I know it is your summer Kerry here winter is giving us a run... enjoy your tea...bkm

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  10. The ginger is warm.. And in some ways the communion of snow feels warm too..as if taking the world as it is - for better or worse.. And most magnificently

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  11. taste the stillness of light...wonderful line..

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