Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sings from the Window

Our writers group meets for an annual retreat at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Today is the day.

Sings from the Window

View to the west this winter day
an abundance of life
and the light.
Chickadees in trees preening
and swiping their beaks.
Woodpeckers exploring each bark crevasse
one red-headed and another
black and white.

Two cardinals at the feeder and more in the bush.
A fat crow sunning in a high branch
overlooking the footbridge
and frozen lake.
Two, no three others
now light to form a tree-top flock
and call themselves
to sovereignty.

A fiefdom of other birds
join the lower ranks.
Most of them
I do not know and need not.
Their beauty is
the knowledge of Soul,
a waking dream
of Thanksgiving,
of Gratitude,
of Love.

I rest in this peace,
this retreat of nature
and supernatural ambiance.
It sings.

© 2009 Ardi Keim

1 comment:

  1. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is such a special place to ponder the life and light that share our season of rest! I was there yesterday and observed similar details. It seemed as though the ground was beginning to hum as the snow softened in the warming breezes.

    I just love the winter. I love whatever season it is here! We live in a very beautiful garden.

    A "supernatural ambiance" is a really nice description, Ardi. I like that very much. Thank you!