Tag Archives: Hope

The Apparati of Flight

Sinew hinges, struts made of hollow bone, feathers to catch the air, to gather it up and shape it into dreams that hold us Aloft.  Forward we pump ourselves, wingbeats and heartbeats, feathers aligned against the pull of prevailing winds.  … Continue reading

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Looking for Signs in the Sky

Saturday, noon to 5:00: West wind strong and gusting, blasting around hills and pine plantations, striking at acute angles, aerodynamics. What’s lost to wind and hills you never fully regain. Sunday, 9:35 a.m.: Calm and clear, bright blue sky with … Continue reading

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hope

the difference           is in your eyes                     beholder           i’m thinking of the astronomer again          and how lives are pulled by forces           and about what turns while I listen to sad songs from other planets and the storm … Continue reading

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Midwinter

When you think it cannot get any colder it does. There is nothing absolute about zero. 5-below comes easy, 10-below easier still, slippery slope, Like the world has given up, like heat slips away from a corpse. The sun is … Continue reading

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Inauguration Day

snow flurries ending by noon, with hope for clear skies and warmer weather

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Minnesota

We are lonely travelers speeding past endless cornfields and grass so tall and green after weeks of heavy rains. At Exit 34 on I-35 the sign says Hope. I know I am headed back north, but hey, it’s only June.

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