Pilgrim Path

This blog is the work of a seeker and poet. Walking stick in hand, I head out into the world, not of the world, but in the world. My words and my friends carry me along and light the pilgrim path of spiritual journeys.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

SUMMER SOLSTICE

SCREEN DOOR

Lazy, early summer days
bring screen door memories.
The double whack as the
spring-loaded door
responds to this impatient child’s
wild desires.


Vigilant mothers peer through screens
at serious cowboys and earnest soldiers
intent on vigorously fighting battles
until the next lemonade break.
Jousting amidst sheets
whipped by a liberating breeze.

Inside/outside noises loose their source.
Late afternoon cooking smells invade the garden
calling us from our play.
Ending with a simple whack-whap,
our imaginary world holds its breath
and patiently awaits our return the next day.

1 Comments:

Blogger Writing for Reconciliation said...

This is your best yet! I am truly impressed.

In so few words you have captured the world of child and mom and summer and wonder.

Bravo!

8:13 AM  

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