Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer Solstice (Standing Still with the All-Seeing Sun)

Only the lucky old sun knows what happened and how it will all end.  The sun is our nurturer and for all intensive purposes IS God.  The Summer Solstice is the longest day of summer and brought about a new illustration dedicated to this wonderment- this giver of life.  It also brings sweeping nostalgia and a poem from my younger self's second collection of poetry,
Dip and Trip .45 (AVAILABLE HERE!)

the longest days of summer

we are all artists
          merging cloud and soil

elliptical commentary
          tangible obscurity befogs static

we are all tuned
          to a certain pitch of singing
a serenade of conviction

all moved by simple energy

we sit and drink and speak of things
          as grand as god
          on the longest days of summer

history is recorded
          bouncing from the vibration
          from small pressures on guitar strings

a fire burns miles high
          haunting lake shores

all children dance
          in the strobelight cloud effect
of the flickering sun

water and smoke alike rise


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