When I glance back
I see the frozen landscapes that I have walked through
But it is a different view everyday
Now all the great trees are gone
All the fires that were lit have been put out
It’s just the afterglow that shines somewhere inside of you
For me, writing a book at my age, lyrically, is a different proposition. Observation in most cases replaces emotion. The invisibility rather thrills me and so, instead, I watch. Always asked what each piece is about, I attempted to cooperate, but in truth though the lyrics incorporated my best attempt to describe what I see and of the meaning that is mine, I want those reading, who chooses to, to find their own landscape or indeed none.
But I have suggestions.
I have been intrigued with the poetic power of words for a long time. Symbolism, metaphor, and the magical transformations that can occur when you combine the sounds and shapes of language in unexpected ways. We use words to communicate, to describe, and to express something that cannot easily be accessed. I cover all kinds of ground. Love, loss, grief, rage despair, joy, hope, longing, jealously, confusion, anguish, ecstasy, harmony, gratitude, peace. It’s all there, and more. These words and this book is for those people who mean something in my life.
Some of us have always felt like 'the other.'
I no longer wish it were otherwise.
A work in progress.
Dry summer air
So comfortable to breathe
But tiring to the skin
I wish it would rain
I could just wear my cotton shirt
Both should be fine
The soil is warm and dry
Makes me feel trees are weeping
They seem to know that devoutness comforts excitement
Tired olive trees drop their worn summer leaves as to combat thirst
Then weeks later fewer fresh leaves will sprout
As to gather the weaker, precious autumn sunlight
And those will dance long into winter
Swaying silver and green under the grey cloudy skies
And daylight shines briefer and briefer every day
So comfortably warm
It makes me forget daylight is already receding
And as it did so many times before
The northern winds will soon start blowing
And after that