FEATURED ON REDBUBBLE EXPLORE JUNE 2011
VIEWS 210 6/27/11
FAVORITES 39 6/27/11
FEATURED IN WELCOME PENNSYLVANIA 6/5/11
Crossing to Sunlight
The old road through the woods is
like a vein of my slow blood.
To walk it with reflection
Is like being cured of a malady.
I need nothing more than this
Amble through checkered light
Under big trees and saplings crossing,
Down to the ravine, then rising
To the two lobes of meadows
Stretched across the ridge,
One slanted in shadow light
The other tilted to full sun.
I ramble from yin to yang,
To where light holds morning,
Brushing it through the grass.
Crickets stop at my footfalls,
Birds cease skimming the tufts,
Then everything begins once more-
What was dull now shines,
What was silent is defined.
I have risen to sunlight where
The dimming must begin again. ~ Paul Zimmer
This morning while out walking near a field of green wheat I discovered a dense clump of thistle with pale butterflies feeding on it. I managed to get several shots in spite of the heat, already in the nineties on the first day of June in Gettysburg, Pa. USA.