Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Day 1/1/11

You and Art

Your exact errors make a music
that nobody hears.
Your straying feet find the great dance,
walking alone.
And you live on a world where stumbling
always leads home.

Year after year fits over your face--
when there was youth, your talent
was youth;
later, you find your way by touch
where moss redeems the stone;

And you discover where music begins
before it makes any sound,
far in the mountains where canyons go
still as the always-falling, ever-new flakes of snow.

(from The Way It Is: New and Selected Poems by William Stafford)

A wolf? A coyote? A dog? From one of the Yosemite webcams on December 25, 2010.

Dear Blog Friends,

Looking forward to another fruitful year of reading your blogs and blogging! Here is where I started in 2006. My 4th blog birthday was December 8.

Kind wishes for 2011 and always,

P.S. At the top of this post is "Boy with Amaryllis and Orion," one of my trackpad drawings from January 2008.


Taradharma said...

Your post is a great way to start the new year -- love the poem. And happy 4th blogaversary! (or whatever they call it)

Looking forward to keeping in touch in 2011.

Loren said...

Great to see you back, am, and what a great poem for your blog.

The Solitary Walker said...

Good to see you back. And a Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you, am. Wonderful poem, art, and photo. You make me want to check in on the Yosemite webcam. A wonderful shot.

dreaminginthedeepsouth said...

Hello am! So good to visit your blog and see your collections and reflections. Happy blog anniversary!

Anonymous said...

yes, to these comments, good to have you back and great post. hny. kjm

am said...

Thanks so much for the welcome back. It's good to be back in the community of bloggers with my writing voice. I didn't go anywhere and, as you know, I did keep reading your blogs. I found it very difficult not to comment when moved to comment. Several times I was startled to find myself writing and then stopped. I really did need time away from writing, but I sure did miss it and appreciate it all the more now. Your blogs (and kjm's comments) inspire me and keep me blogging and in touch with people near and far.

KInd wishes,