Friday, September 25, 2009

Blog Guelph: Lensbaby - Black Eyed Susan

Hello again all!

I'm just dropping in quickly for one shot friday.
Here it is:
It appears that my friend Alan has a new toy....lucky lad.
Thought I'd leave you with a moody Friday poem too.
Just for fun.

Although it has very little connection to the picture come to think of it....
Nevertheless:

To whoever is not listening to the sea
this Friday morning, to whoever is cooped up
in house or office, factory
or street or mine or dry prison cell,
to him I come, and without speaking or looking
I arrive and open the door of his prison,
and a vibration starts up, vague and insistent,
a long rumble of thunder adds itself
to the weight of the planet and the foam,
the groaning rivers of ocean rise,
the star vibrates quickly in its corona
and the sea beats, dies, and goes on beating.
So, drawn on by my destiny,
I ceaselessly must listen to and keep
the sea's lamenting in my consciousness,
I must feel the crash of the hard water
and gather it up in a perpetual cup
so that, wherever those in prison may be,
wherever they suffer the sentence of the autumn,
I may be present with an errant wave,
I may move in and out of windows,
and hearing me, eyes may lift themselves,
asking "How can I reach the sea?"
And I will pass to them, saying nothing,
the starry echoes of the wave,
a breaking up of foam and quicksand,
a rustling of salt withdrawing itself,
the gray cry of sea birds on the coast.

So, through me, freedom and the sea
will call in answer to the shrouded heart.

Pablo Neruda (of course)

ciao,

-Downtown Lynn-

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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First annual
Monster March Parade
On Saturday, October 24th, at 6 pm
Which will wind its way through Downtown Elora.

This is a non-motorized Costume Parade
Motorized vehicles of any kind/size will not be permitted
and all participants must be costumed.

The Parade will be a wonderful community event, which will also serve as an integral fundraiser for our local foodbank. We will be collecting non-perishable food items at the start and finish areas of the Parade route from McDonald Square to the Elora General Store.

If you would like to participate in this year’s Monster March,
request a registration form from the
BIA Administrator, 9 Mill St. West, Elora
Email: elorabia@wightman.ca Call Monday - Tues: 519-846-2563

Come on out to play!

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