Thursday, August 23, 2012

Is It Not Still Beautiful?

I can feel the autumn creeping closer even in the heat of the day....can you?

Even in spring I've felt the autumn of a marriage
of a friendship turned sour
of death, the greatest mystery we conceive...


but that opposite of what you love,
that counter-rotation of the stars
heavy and strange
and brimming with ache and possibility...

is it not still beautiful?


In the trying times of love I can still see the gifts given....can you?
In the fading form of a flower
crisping in the heat of August
I can still see the Hand of God at work


because without the withering
there can be no blossom to celebrate
without the loss no understanding of the pain others know, too;
no community
no kinship beyond blood.


I encourage you to look at the things you tuck behind the 
newness

the rickety and peeling
missing buttons and slightly torn
the doors closed to a room you once loved

and ask yourself,
"Is this not still beautiful?"
.

Get as still as you can
if the kids allow
and as quiet as a summer night will permit, crickets and all...

given enough time and space the answer will come: a quiet and calm
"yes"
pulsing with life 
as all things do.


xoxo,
Sunny

9 comments:

Erin said...

Still trying to find the beauty in my August ache. I do know it's there... somewhere. But sometimes it's just so very difficult to see much beyond the tears.

Lovely, lovely, lovely necklace, Sunny.

Thank you for the beauty of your words that have sloshed a few more tears from my oh so full bucket tonight.

veee said...

is that from your beloved feline around your neck?!

AND

i wish i could see how you worked that form with your ncblack tools!

Jess(ica) said...

you are lovely.

and yes what is that tiny necklace dear...it's lovely too (:

Allisunny S. said...

Erin, wishing you all good things tonight, pain and all.
Xoxo
Allison

Allisunny S. said...

Come visit - I will show you!!! ;) and yes, my dear Laurie Brown cast jones's claw for me - a huge blessing. Xoxo

Allisunny S. said...

You, too are a lovely woman!!! It is a cast claw casing from my first baby :) sending fond thoughts your way!!! Xoxo

MrsLittleJeans said...

You are both lovely and wise. Happy Friday Allison! xoxo

thewindhover said...

So beautiful and striking, I do love it very much!

Sierra Keylin said...

Such an amazing creation! I love how fluid and curvaceous it is! I have got to get my hands on those hammers and forming block, I've yet to experiment with shaping things like this...now I'm drooling!