Tuesday’s Inspiration

 A new tradition. Each Tuesday I will share a painting, a poem, a piece of writing, or a photograph that has brought me inspiration, made me pause, made me think. I encourage you to share your own inspiration in the comments, or link to your own inspiring find…

The Tower of Blue Horses
Franz Marc, 1913

Image credit: allposters

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poem : november

It’s time for hearthside,
the firelight
radiates warmth to our bones.

It’s time for bare trees,
the leaves free
swirling straight back to the earth.

It’s time for inside,
the home time
we use to declutter our minds.

It’s time for dreaming,
the cold nights
hold us so soundly asleep.

It’s time for November.
I embrace her
for bringing us back to this time.

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poem: deer

This silent space
is filled with me and
a small fly careening
around in circles.

Outside each oak leaf
dips and shakes just slightly
in a hardly
perceptible breeze.

I scared a deer this morning.
He was munching
on tall grasses
in the wide open field.

My approach was quiet.
I kept my head low
and paused
to see how close I might get.

At fifteen feet
his head jerked up.
He snorted, turned, and bounded
away; tail lifted.

He seemed shocked
by his own carelessness,
letting me be there;
so unknowingly close.

Close enough to feel underfoot
each leap he took;
white tail waving,
gone in a flash.