life: acoustic & amplified

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With what stillness at last

you appear in the valley

your first sunlight reaching down

to touch the tips of a few

high leaves that do not stir

as though they had not noticed

and did not know you at all

then the voice of a dove calls

from far away in itself

to the hush of the morning
so this is the sound of you

here and now 

whether or not

anyone hears it 

this is
 where we have come 

with our age

our knowledge 

such as it is

and our hopes 

such as they are

invisible before us

untouched and still possible

To the New Year by W.S. Merwin 
above photos by me @ Branford Point

I took this picture – no filter – on my iPhone out the window of a flight from San Antonio toward home.
I had just muttered, “Hey Papa, I am exhausted and need something right now, a little touch…something…” I looked out the window and saw the sunset and took this shot…only when I looked at it later did I see the heart. I am especially fond of you!

   – Wm. Paul Young

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