Sunday, January 12, 2014

hunger, fear, evidence, joy

i have not been hungry, 
but there is
evidence
everywhere there is evidence of hunger.
this was under snow 
for a week or two
and with the thawing there is 
evidence 
 it's a hard winter so far
 but there is a bit of dancing going on,
no matter what.
who has such joy? 
 dear god where do they get the energy?
i, who love wintertime
 have been grumpy 
grumpy
between snow and ice and bitter coldsnowsleetfreezingrainice and 
a great weariness
and cold,
dead
fear
 someone, some small one
finds joy,
maybe?
 so today i walked
between warmth and flood watch
 the fields weird,
like lakes,
 with strange evidence
of who 
 WHO?
has
walked this way?
i walked freely, with a big stride,
no crampons!

13 comments:

blandina said...

I do love the dancing in the snow, I can feel the joy and the freedom.

Ms. said...

such a well articulated and illustrated post...ah, the Winter is hard on all creatures. Hang in there oh you lovely image maker, artist, current pioneer of the woods and fields. I love your eyes, and will miss reading and seeing along with you while away from this coming Wednesday to the end of January.

neki desu said...

learning about snow from you

onesmallstitch said...

a happy snow-dancer going in circles?

Penny said...

Lovely post, we are very very hot at the moment in Oz, over 40 deg C all this week, hope it cools down for your visit. Looking forward to meeting you.







Valerianna said...

That is such an amazing track... weasel? I know they wander, but. And, yes, such a really weird winter. Springy today, almost all the snow is gone. Rain the other night, then ice, then rain, now warm.

Velma Bolyard said...

blandina, yes, it looked like joy
michelle, i'm blushing; and travel well, as barry says
neki, the snow is much diminished, i hope the next snow is ski-able
jean, i was surprised by this
penny, will we meet?!
valerie, it's really really wacky isn't it? weasel makes sense. a weasel, er, ermine, strutting its stuff

Gardener in the Distance said...

a lovely piece of reportage Velma but I feel for you in that cold grip. Here we have four days of over 40 degrees Celsius ( between 104 - 109 F ) - a bit hard on the system. But as it is for you, I see in the world around me jubilation and winning.

Velma Bolyard said...

faisal, these extremes are hard on our poor human selves

jude said...

i'm weary of winter somehow.

Velma Bolyard said...

jude, i'm feeling a little better about it all.

Fiona Dempster said...

i love that crazy dancing in the snow! Just makes me feel better to know that folks(?) just move like that!

Velma Bolyard said...

fiona, sure, i'm sure they think of themselves as folks…native peoples view all beings as beings i'm a human person, a weasel is a weasel person, a maple is a maple person…at least that's my understanding. it keeps me from getting too self important to remember the beingness of others.