Friday, January 13, 2012

On The Dock of This Day

one small stone in a riverbed of stones; day13


On the dock of this day, 1928



Eastern horizon quickening, lightening; sea of sun rising, readying, raising the mainsail of morning; dawn’s winter wind roars like stevedores on the dock of this day. Swaying ship masts of high hill pines creak and caution, as icy hatch hinges slam and shudder; flags snap and shiver. The crew of crows comes aboard from the valley, cawing commands; all is ready before the mast, this day may get under way. Day breaks cold against my face charting a northwest course; with the western moon over my left shoulder. I turn and face into this fine adventure.


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5 comments:

  1. a wonderful beginning to this day - the crows are cawing commands here also.

    and yes. off into this fine adventure.

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  2. so love infusing the day with your words. Especially today.
    Your book arrived in the mail yesterday and I was instantly drawn in again...as I was months ago, when the diary entries first began... in the small hours of morning when I read your words on the tiny lit screen held before my face, before drifting off to sleep.

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  3. yes, wonderful, filled with music and promise.
    each day is a fine adventure.

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  4. Michael, as always, I absolutely love this. I hope your day was full of adventure.

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  5. I am going to read this every morning for as long as winter endures. LOVE.

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