On a Clear Winter Day

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Amelia Andaleon
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On a clear winter day
distance & time draw together
pearls on the taut waxed thread of silk
stretching out from the now into forever
the blue sky kissing the white mountains
sucking like children at a warm breast
the clusters of little fishing towns
grayed by wood`smoke

The water of the Sound
lies below`shore A slash of silver
leading all the way out into the sea
with there & here the container ship
bringing & hauling untold treasures
Silver surrenders to emerald isles
the dark fingers of tall fir forests
brightened by pasture

And on the island shore
the rise & fall of the communities
which cultivate a leisurely economy
the prows & masts of the pleasure boats
carefully stacked like casino poker chips
patiently awaiting the winning hand
Then again the gray blue green
of the waters of home

On a clear winter day
distance & time draw together
pearls on the taut waxed thread of silk
stretching out from the now into forever
One pearl’s brilliance yields to the other
Each pearl’s beauty knows some flaw
Oh, to be still now & here to see
the symmetry of grace

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About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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One Response to On a Clear Winter Day

  1. the spatial and temporal in harmony

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