Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My Mojo ....

... has gone AWOL! I am completely BLANK as far as the challenges this week are concerned. So, please, concerned citizens, should you find a 'lost mojo' please direct it/her/him in my direction.
And so I would love to share Rod's latest with you ......
...... this is a celebration of a new life beginning in the Northern Hemisphere!

The Song Of The White-Throated Sparrow
The crystal clear notes of a white-throated sparrow floated down through the trees today.
And then a mile further up the trail, another.
The first songs to come my way in the spring forest.
I like winter, when white covers the earth.
I like summer when the woods are green and warm.
But I love the wild forest when things are changing.
Now, the first week of spring.
Still some patches of snow lingering the shade under the big trees.
The air warms then cools then warms in the bright sun.
Trees with swollen buds, waiting.
The first birds are back. Their songs celebrate what is about to come.
We humans know four seasons.
I wonder how many seasons the inhabitants of these woods know.
Maybe fifty-two.
Maybe each week is a new season
for those who go about their routine deep in the woods.
The long, hard winter is over.
New life will soon fill these woods.
A flood of green, bird song, wildflowers.
And the white-throated sparrow sings
its song anticipating the change to come.

In celebration of the Great Mystery of Life,
Roderick W. MacIver
Whether we are north or south or east or west, let's just celebrate! Here's to a great creative and wonderful week to you all and a huge thank you to all who have left such fabulous messages.


Jaqi said...

Oh missus.....how did that happen? Im sure its only temporary as your work is fab, it will be back soon, you didnt put it in my parcel did you LOL, Enjoy the rest while you wait for it to return, hehehe. Jaqi x

Candace said...

Forthwith, Madam, here comes that mojo straight to your door from the Classic City... !!!
beautiful beautiful drawing there, Denise and thank you for sharing.