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a breather

a couple evenings ago a friend and i put charcoal to paper. the sooty black found its way on the carpet, our pants, our faces, and covered our hands. it was such a sweet release of all the week’s worries. i am thankful for her and for the silence we can comfortably share.

while i was searching for something to sketch, i was reminded of a poem by Mary Oliver. but i couldn’t find the poem anywhere online. two days later, it surfaced, and the art work now has context.

“Snowy Egret”
A late summer night and the snowy egret
Has come again to the shallows in front of my house
As he has for 40 years.
Don’t think he is a casual part of my life,
That white stroke in the dark.
let’s breathe a little this week, okay?

2 comments on “a breather

  1. foralltheglory
    September 23, 2012

    sorry about the carpet:)

  2. somewherebeyondtheseas
    September 27, 2012

    this is so beautiful. and i miss you

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