for the morning sky
then silence
carving inner space,
hollow bone, empty reed
ready for heaven and earth
to make their music.




Photo by Peter Castonguay


11 Responses to “Preparation”

  1. Veronica Lim says:

    Stunning photo by Peter to accompany this latest, succinct yet full, poem, Don. I am filled with the richness of color, and the heavenly music born out of this silence. Thank you!

  2. Bonnie Palombo says:

    Exquisite pairing of verse and image sends me soaring. Lovely.

  3. Maria Frid Jimenez says:

    A stunning photograph and a poem that emphasizes that beauty! Thank you for the collaboration Don and Peter!

  4. John Albright says:

    Thankfulness indeed. I relish the journey with you Don, and the beauty inherent in that.

  5. David Banner says:

    It all starts with thankfulness.

  6. Pichay says:

    A dip of the oar, the gentle hiss of canoe skimming ‘cross still waters.
    Tranquil. Oh, there’s noise roundabout! Back there in the city of strife. What to do? Be thankful for all of it? Yep…all of it.

  7. Pat Fitzsimmons says:

    Ah! Abiding in the womb of life, thank you Don.

  8. Bill Dare says:

    Gratitude centered in a new day…

  9. Doyle Banks says:

    The silence makes the music all the more exquisite. Thanks Don, for all of the beauty you contribute to my life and to the world. And many thanks to Peter for the stunning photograph.

  10. Virginia Schoen says:

    I loved this Don and the lovely Picture.. Thanks for your wonderful poems.

  11. David Barnes says:

    serene yet startling – it stands alongside Cold Mountain and Tao Te Ching

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