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Talking about Softly Touching The Moon



Softly Touching The Moon

Following thunderstorms
And tornados
I signed off the computer,
Grabbed a light jacket
and not exactly dashed off
For the bus stop.  At a slow
Steady pace
and half a block
from the house
My ears were stinging
Cheeks red and I was
Becoming a frozen Stephen.
Ah, too late to turn back.
Then, after three blocks
I turned the corner and saw the bus pull away.
I laughed out loud
And headed back to the house.
Had a bracing bit of the great outdoors!
Following thunderstorms and tornados
Tired Cold fingers of winter
Return with Icy Winds
Reminding the Naked Woods
To tremble before
the Sap runs in the thaw
As the Birds return and Call
the Spring in the light of
The Full Crow Moon.
Speaking softly as a prayer
That moans in the Earth
To be re born.
As ever be well.  Stephen Craig Rowe
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  1. Heidi
    March 14, 2006 at 2:09 pm

    Brrrrr.  You have me shaking in my living room!!  lol  Where were you headed anyhow?  It was in the 70’s here yesterday – snowing today – that’s Ohio for ya.

    March 15, 2006 at 12:11 am

    My Dear Stephen.. Your poetry is absolutely beautiful…Sunday Morning it snowed here..cold icy winds…and today it is Spring weather in the 50’s….I so love your writing…as your words speak softly to my soul….I am well my friend..and each day a bit stronger..I did however about have another coronary when I received the hospital bill in the mail today (sigh)…ahhhh even after the insurance paid..there is still so much left for me to worry about how to pay the bill..soooo in the morning when I am fresh, I shall tackle it…call the hospital…make the payment arrangements and eat peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches for the next year (sadly smiling)…It is the way of the world isn’t it? But then…I am not ready to put a price on my life..and they did save it…(that is the other side of the coin…so to speak)….the warm wind upon the snow..thawing the ice pain of the hospital bill (laugh)….poetic words to a stark reality…Take care my friend…I always love to hear from you….Eternally…..Sandra

  3. A Utah Woman Am I
    March 15, 2006 at 3:05 am

    I hope that you remember a coat next time (for your health’s sake).
    But as ever Stephen, you have managed to capture the awe that life presents itself with utter beauty.
    Thanks for your words.

  4. Cheryl
    March 15, 2006 at 3:10 am

    Most poetry I cannot read.  Yours I can read because it is filled with beautiful images.  it is visual and I love it.  Thanks

  5. Jaime Campbell
    March 15, 2006 at 3:17 am

    Absolutely gorgeous, as usual.  Damn, you’re good!
    You know…yeah, you know.  :)  :)  :)

  6. Jaime Campbell
    March 15, 2006 at 3:17 am

    P.S.  Are you still a frozen Stephen?  I hope you’re warm and toasty now.

  7. dawn
    March 15, 2006 at 3:41 am

    words become music
    like a strain that evokes
    in your hands
    ‘glad to know you’re on the mend
    be well,

  8. Barbara
    March 15, 2006 at 6:18 pm

    Hello Stephen,We are still getting a little bit of rain here, pretty today so the cold will not get to my bones! Have to be out & around some.Barbara

  9. Melissa
    March 15, 2006 at 8:58 pm

    You doin ok?Hope so………sorry I don’t stop by much. Too much paperwork and no play make Melissa pissed…….Take Care sweetie……M~0

  10. Nita
    March 15, 2006 at 10:08 pm

    When I still lived on the coast my friend, I used to go up to the Coast Guard Lookout station. When the storms were rolling in, (minus the lightning mind you) I would go out there and draw the energy from the wind.
    Now THAT I miss!!  I’m glad that you can laugh about missing the bus.  I usually end up saying (to convince myself not to throw a hissy fit mind you) that there is a reason for that.  Have a wonderful day, Peace~Nita

  11. just saying hello
    March 16, 2006 at 12:43 am

    Hello Stephen!
    How are you dear friend?  I trust that you are all warmed up now.  I wondered with the rocky weather in your area if you would have been away from the computer.  I watched on the weather channel as the storms passed through ever wondering if you and your friends were all safe.  I don’t like storms.  As I was reading your passage, I could see everything taking place, as always, and you know, soon the forest will not be naked.  I have noticed many nubbies (as I have called the buds since I was little) on many of the trees.  I am so excited.  I love the newness of the seasons.  It was sometime in Feb. when I had noticed my first Robin and remember being so tickled, all I kept thinking about was, well it is getting warmer.   I can’t wait to get back to my flower beds.  Enough of me, are you still behaving and doing as the Dr. says?  I am glad.  How are you feeling, is each day getting better?  I hope so, you sound like you are a pretty good patient.  How was going back to work for the first time?  I know, I am a bit windy tonight, sorry.  I was just doing some catching up, hope I am not being to forward. 
    I will let you go for now, so do take care until we speak again okay.

  12. Jaime Campbell
    March 16, 2006 at 12:52 am

    Hey Stephen,
    I just saw your comment on Cheryl’s space about seeing the Kingston Trio.  I saw that!  Wasn’t that great?!  I didn’t actually get to see the whole thing, but I loved what I saw.  A lot of those songs on that show were camp songs or songs that my Mom loved.  I sang and sang along and remembered.  It was really special.
    Loves ya!

  13. Magenta
    March 16, 2006 at 2:54 am

    I can see you in your garden talking to your roses.
    Spring is withholding herself, but soon…

  14. Fenix
    March 16, 2006 at 4:08 pm

    Hello Stephen:
    May be you are describing one part of my country. Its cold and raining here… ohh I hope Spring come soon and sun warms our hearts.
    Take care

  15. Moon
    March 16, 2006 at 8:09 pm

    you have Softly Springed: Moon and naked Trees and birds, and made a lovely image that i run in my head, while having a big smile :)
    Thanks My Darling {}

  16. Magenta
    March 21, 2006 at 12:57 am

    Hi Stephen,
    I like this poem and it makes me chilly just reading it. I had to put my blog on private settings for the time being; some serious security issues. You are on my list and I hope you have access. Let me know. I’m not exactly sure how it will work.

  17. .
    May 10, 2006 at 8:03 pm

    Stephen.. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your kind words.. I love your space too!  :)

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