Tag Archives: light

Light

by Ethel Mortenson Davis

Stepping
from flat Texas
with wind-driven snow
into New Mexico
surprised us.

Suddenly
the earth changed plans
and rocked us
with red-browns and pinion greens,
flooding the cornea
of our eyes
with brightness.

Kneeling before us
you appeared.

We ran to embrace
your holy prostration.

2 Comments

Filed under Ethel Mortenson Davis, poems, Poetry

A Lover’s Song

by Thomas Davis

We strung along a priceless string of stars
And made the moon a pendant just to show.
I cut the night into a dress, the bars
Of moonlight setting stars and dress aglow.

You laughed with love deep in your doe-brown eyes.
You swirled the universe upon your hem.
As dizzy as a lover filled with love’s first lies,
I watched your eyes grow dazzled by your gems.
 
Then, with a shrug, your dress fell to the ground.
The night became a puddle at your feet.
Stars glistened in a heap, their skies cut down.
The moon gleamed silver-cold without your heat.
 
We swirled together deep into the night,
Our years illuminated, blazing light.

9 Comments

Filed under Poetry, Thomas Davis

Winter Solstice

by Ethel Mortenson Davis

She rolled
up the mat,
turned out
the lights,
and we are plunged
into darkness.

December is like
living in a cave,
but the earth
will not hear of it,

unfolds her fetal position
in her darkened room
and allows light to emerge
longer in the morning
and afternoon—

Sunlight able
to warm our deepest bones.

4 Comments

Filed under Ethel Mortenson Davis, Poetry

Cosmic Bird

a pastel by Ethel Mortenson Davis

Cosmic Bird

9 Comments

Filed under Art, Art by Ethel Mortenson Davis, Ethel Mortenson Davis

Escape

by Ethel Mortenson Davis

Canadian geese,
gleaning after
the harvesting tractor,
is like
the soul searching
for a place
to enter,
or escape,
into the shafts of light—
like the light
outside the basement door
this morning…

Or was it two maples
that propelled me
across the bay?

Or
the wing
of the Monarch
in the afternoon’s late light?

14 Comments

Filed under Ethel Mortenson Davis, Poetry

Saint Germaine

by Alazanto, Kevin Davis, our son

St. Germaine November 15, 2009

2 Comments

Filed under Art, Photography

Lake Michigan as the Sun Goes Down

a photograph by Sonja Bingen, our daughter

Lake Michican in Sunlight

9 Comments

Filed under Art, Photography