Fish in the Snow – December 15, 2017

Floating Fish in the snow

Winter came early for us in the Lake Valley of southern Trentino.  Because of the Lake Garda’s microclimate we usually only see snow around mid January, if then.  The other morning the sky was heavy and what looked like fog was actually snowfall.  It snowed the whole day through changing our autumn suddenly into winter.  As I looked out towards the courtyard in front of my house, my fish wind chime began to tinkle and I imagined a world with floating fish.

December
cold grey morning sky
first flakes fall
ice crystals
softly blur my world from sight
hills of snow – growing

Silence grows
as snow flakes gather
transforming
humdrum scenes
into something new – special
never seen before

In that morn
of cold December
suddenly
in silence
a fish floated in the snow
outside my window.

gsk ’17

 

 

 

 

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A to Z Challenge – The Letter E – April 6, 2016

Even as the evening waned
elfish shadows elongated
elegant, evidently ephemera,
they evaporated ensnared
in exquisite ethereal branches
as they explored ethics and
expounded with erudite eloquent enunciations
their elocutions
expunging evil ensnaring interpretations
of a scatological elite
enabling enduring peace
even among mankind’s
eccentric entertaining evangelion*
proponents of every persuasion.

evening elves
elevating lives
exploring
peace ethics
expound with erudition
exquisite reason

© G.s.k. ’16

*The word evangelical has its etymological roots in the Greek word for “gospel” or “good news”: ε’υαγγέλιον (evangelion), from eu- “good” and angelion “message”.  Here I’m not interested in its evolution through the middle ages in regards to Christianity; whether Protestantism or the reformation of the Catholic Church.   I’m referring to all those who repute themselves to be the harbingers and messengers of “good tidings” and are usually the proponents of disaster … in a religious or other sense – Christian or otherwise.   So I left the word in it’s Latinized Greek form.

B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond

Goody good blah blah blahs – Kyoka/Senryu/Shadorma – January 8, 2016

calendar poets
penning New Year platitudes
gotta eat – I know
but, is that a good reason
to waste all of those trees?

calendar pulchritude
with tepid affirmations
each season painted
in arrhythmic platitudes
[sad punitive devices]

but first …

swallow your pill
then write aquamarine lies
in cursive caps

oh my lands …
do they never tire
of cute dogs
and kittens
don’t forget yoga – om y’all!
fuzzy warm deceits

© G.s.k. ‘16

1.Punitive 2. Tepid 3. Calendar 4. Season 5. Sad 6. Arrhythmic (any disturbance in the rhythm of the heartbeat.7. Cursive 8. Tomorrow 9. Swallow 10. Aquamarine 11. Affirmation 12. Pulchritude (physical beauty; comeliness.)

OctPoWriMo day 5 – Shadorma Summation – October 5, 2015

train flashes by

Travelling

streaking through the night
the train came from the dark
with its passengers and cargo
coming from the north
where it’s going now,
I really couldn’t say –
but I’d gladly buy a ticket
just to get away –
imagining  the sharp Turkish spices
that perfume the noisy suks or
bright painted prayer flags
adorning a village in Nepal
the Mermaid of Copenhagen
or the Blarney Stone of Eire –
then I think of others
who dream of coming here
just to see our mountains
and walk along our the lake –
isn’t it a marvel …
this all too human longing
to always be – somewhere else.

travelling
seeking greener fields
longin for
something new
as yet to be discovered
with each passing train

© G.s.k. ‘15

This poem is linked to: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s – B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond