Saturday, June 19, 2010

From Gray to Pale Blue

From gray to pale blue
He watches the changing sky
The bedroom window

The June air, clear and cloudless,
The street empty and quiet

Three day old flowers
(some petals on the table)
Need to be replaced

Emptying the dishwasher
More cleanup from the party

She first looks online
Before making a payment
On her credit card

Searching family histories
Filling in the family tree

Love in the morning
Before the children wake up
Before the dawn's light

The full moon, softened by haze,
Sets swiftly behind the oaks

The November earth
Brown and sere and very cold
Waits for winter's birth

He crams for his next exam;
He's studying Japanese

The first time this year
No need for coat or sweater
In the warm spring air

"I think we can get through this,"
Her voice soft and hesitant


Dan Gurney said...

Renga really is growing on me. It's much as you describe, like a Pieter Bruegel painting.

Jim714 said...

Bruegel, eh? Yes, I can see that. I had always used musical metaphors for renga, comparing Renga to Haydn, for example. But I like this visual comparison.