Tag Archives: spring

a poem of motion.

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early evening in the park on the river in spring

crew teams have returned with the birds. 

“all were merged into one smoothly working machine;

they were, in fact, a poem of motion, a symphony of swinging blades.”

-Daniel James Brown, The Boys in the Boat: 9 Americans and Their Epic Quest For Gold at the 1936 Olympics

 

 

argo park, ann arbor, michigan, usa – april 2021

phil.

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puxatawny phil with some other (less famous) celebs.

it’s his big day, and one of my favorite fun holidays

no matter what he predicts

about the coming of spring

(*not sure about his accuracy)

 i love his spirit. 

 *the national climatic data center compared U.S. national temperatures from 1988 to 2012 to determine the accuracy of Phil’s predictions, and he’s only been proven correct 39% of the time — significantly worse than chance.

high tide.

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after

a lot, a lot, a lot

of rain

the river rose high

up and over

paths washed out

nice to intersect

where the land met the water

with this very happy dad

following his wife and son

in kayaks 

making their way

through what was very recently

a grassy playground

on island park

 paddling through to the river

“ever think you’d find yourself paddling here?”

“no, but i’m so, so happy that i am!”

 

 

“celebrate the success of others. high tide floats all ships.”

-susan elizabeth phillips

sun.

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(no explanation about the alien orb)

 

that moment when you are walking

 ‘here comes the sun’ clicks on 

 the sun returns

as it always eventually does

the universe in alignment. 

“truth is like the sun. you can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.”

-elvis presley

bunny slippers.

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happy easter to those both near and far

hoping we can gather together again before too long

 

“bunny slippers remind me of who i am. you can’t get a swelled head if you wear bunny slippers. you can’t lose your sense of perspective and start acting like a star or a rich lady if you keep on wearing bunny slippers. besides, bunny slippers give me confidence because they are so jaunty. they make a statement; they say, “nothing in the world does to me can ever get me so down that i can’t be silly and frivolous.”

-dean koontz

 

 

image credit – Eli Halpin, Carrot Cake in Blush