impermanence

autumn snow

“It’s true, I think, as Kenko says in his Idleness,
That all beauty depends upon disappearance,
The bitten edges of things,
the gradual sliding away
Into tissue and memory,
the uncertainty
And dazzling impermanence of days we beg our meanings from,
And their frayed loveliness.”

~ Charles Wright – The World of the Ten Thousand Things

 

 

*a big thank you to Shawna Lemay for exposing me to such wonderful poetry.

beam me up, Scotty

beam me up, Scotty

hello November
and daylight savings
while the hummers are long gone
I plan to savor every beam of light I can
during these long cold months ahead.