by cheri

I watered my pock-marked lawns twice today while ruminating about the fires burning in Sonoma County.

Moisture invariably attracted the wild turkeys, looking for loam, loaded with leaves.

The dog headed up to the lawn, in a brisk trot,  (for once, I thought) to scare them off.

The world seemed to freeze in my frame.

Daylight  was darkness.

and then?

A heavenly spotlight shone upon the yellow girl,

The black walnut tree shimmered,

leaving small rocks and leaves illuminated like dirt gems adorning the fingers of roots.

Animal, bird, tree, and earth unified, captured through the lens of mankind.



About Cheri

Writer, artist, cable television host, grandmother to four!
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17 Responses to Unity

  1. ShimonZ says:

    love the picture… aching at the thoughts of the storms and fires in your country. wishing for good health and good humor to all.

  2. shoreacres says:

    The first thing that came to mind was a line from the prologue to St. John’s gospel: “And the Light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.” Yes, that’s the King James version. Sometimes, it’s the only version that will do.

  3. Dr. Jim Block says:

    Beautifully written, as usual. Great description.

  4. Brig says:

    Tis like you, a ray of sunshine in a very smokey world filled with turkeys.

    • Cheri says:

      What a sweet comment, Brig. Thank you. And yes, the world is filled with turkeys. Let’s focus on the eagles. There are a few of them but aren’t they magnificent! And smart, unlike the idiotic turkeys.

  5. Richard says:

    A precious, indelible suspension of time.

  6. Richard says:

    I suspect the first man and the first woman felt thus as they roamed the Garden of Eden. Then they plucked of the fruit and invented time and space.

  7. Chris says:

    Elegant, frisky, hopeful – so much in such a small space of time.

  8. Chris says:

    Thank you for helping to lift my spirits

  9. Beautifully written; simplistic yet profound.

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