Friday, April 27, 2012

Camera Critters

The Place I Want To Get Back To.....


is where
in the pinewoods
in the moments between
the darkness


and first light 
two deer
came walking down the hill
and when they saw me


they said to each other, okay,
this one is okay,
let's see who she is
and why she is sitting


on the ground, like that,
so quiet, as if
asleep, or in a dream,
but, anyway, harmless;


and so they came
on their slender legs
and gazed upon me
not unlike the way


I go out to the dunes and look
and look and look
into the faces of the flowers,
and then one of them leaned forward


and nuzzled my hand, and what can my life
bring to me that could exceed 
that brief moment?
For twenty years


I have gone every day to the same woods,
not waiting, exactly, just lingering.
Such gifts, bestowed,
can't be repeated.


If you want to talk about this
come to visit.  I live in the house
near the corner, which I have named
Gratitude.

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This beautiful poem is by Mary Oliver and Gregg and I have taken these photos over the last several years and have been shown before.  However, it's been a while and I am revisiting them for the poem I found today.

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