Tuesday, December 27, 2011

thoughts on a new year

'Marsh Time'  8x8" oil pastel, medium; Kathleen Faulkner

As 2011 comes to an end, some of us may be looking back on it and thinking about various amazing events, good and bad, that have taken place on our planet.  

Although Earth has a mess on it's hands, many good things have occurred and 
it sometimes seems as though a shift might be happening. 

Someone once said, 'change doesn't need everyone to make it happen, it just needs enough.'

I am and will remain hopeful for the future. 

Ode To Enchanted Light

Under the trees light 
has dropped from the top of the sky,
like a green 
latticework of branches,
on every leaf, 
drifting down like clean 
white sand.

A cicada sends 
its sawing song 
high into the empty air.

The world is 
a glass overflowing 
with water.

           Pablo Neruda