Sunday, January 6, 2013

I Have Fallen Into the Sun

Like failed planets and moons that 

have lost their mass, I

too, have fallen 

into the sun.

Amplified sunlight to the nth power 

re-quires re-calibration, 

a separate orientation.

We, the dark ones hover 

feverishly like moths 

drawn to a bulb and 

are stunned when

a fresh loaf of light appears,

without fail


every morning. 

Who ordered all this...bright-ness?

I poke my stick into 

the beach sand,       

gather shells around me  

and take a picture, justly

o-v-e-r  e-x-p-o-s-e-d.

At night moonlight trails behind 

like slow turtles

chasing my footprints.

Light bleeds 

out of reach

all of us lying in the darkness

some looking up 

to see the stars.

Maui, Hawaii


  1. Really lovely . . . A soft contrast to the bare, snowy landscape here in the Northeast. I especially love the image of being 'stunned when a fresh loaf of light appears.'

  2. Mahalo, Deborah. Isn't that how it goes? We are "stunned" when the snow melts, as if it never happened before; as if it doesn't occur, right on time, year after every lucid year...

  3. We are like moths... if moths were ever stunned, ha.. Nice images.. and photos...
    Cheers & love, Mike

  4. Happy, healthy, resourceful, intoxicating, funny, funny and funny new year to you, Mike. Because you make me think. And laugh.

  5. Well, my dear, you have landed in a most beautiful spot, it seems! I know you will appreciate each & every day of sunshine while you can ~ please soak up a bit for me.
    Hope this year continues to be bright & warm for you!

  6. Heading back into ice and snow Feb. 1 and hopefully, we've soaked up enough to last a while.
    Best to you in the new year, wind and rock (love your name)...

  7. Your images and poetry are beautiful...thank you for visiting my blog, and I'm happy I've inspired you to start using your iphone! Once you get familiar with the apps, the possibilities are endless. Enjoy! :)

  8. sharing is caring, and your thoughts and photography are

  9. Thank you so much for taking a look; sharing and connecting makes my life richer!