Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's In the Northern Hemisphere

you'll have to take my word for it -
the way the bright moon bounces
a blushed coral tint from our wall
to the cragged and snow-slicked Ash close by,
flushes its feathered grey shadows aside -
then cold light grows warm even in the night

and in the muted winter dawning
a Mourning Dove rests near
full of plenty from our feeders,
she's floating on the sparkle
of the deep, now daylit snow

Ravenna Taylor, December 31, 2012

Radha Giving Butter-Milk to Krishna, illustration to Bihari’s Sat Saiya, Basohli, c. 1690

Thank you for attending to my 50th blog entry today. I dedicate this entry to my wish for all to have the hopeful experience of tranquility, and especially those who have suffered the most from the forces of anguish and violence around the world.

Thank you for the image of Radha and Krishna, Fung-Lin Hall 


  1. So lovely, Ravenna, with the visual images from words echoed by the photograph. I love the "you'll have to take my word for it", and thanks for your good wishes.

  2. Very beautiful, Ravenna. Happy days in 2013!

    1. Thank you for reading, Connie. A very happy new year to you and yours!

  3. I love your poem Ravenna, so beautiful, so evocative!


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