Just Plain Foolish

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Simple Pleasures: One Deep Breath

Hot apple cider
Sweet, spicy memories
Auntie's ginger crisps

Wool pulls through my hands,
Familiar texture, rhythm
Joyful creation

Hot day shade, rest
Watching guppies in the crick

Stomp, stomp, crunching leaves.
We are dinosaurs today
Or maybe giants...

Watching bats fly stunts
As evening gathers round
Stars twinkle hello.

Hot soup, with noodles
And toast, all broken up
Just the right way.

Warm springs bath
Muscles stretch, become water
Don't want to get out

Skirts kilted up
Barefoot in the bubbling crick
Sand between my toes

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Blogger Roswila said...

Lovely series. My favorite:

Hot soup, with noodles
And toast, all broken up
Just the right way.

10/09/2007 9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scrumptious, every one of them! I love the last one...

10/09/2007 2:59 PM  
Blogger Plain Foolish said...

The last one is actually about the warm spring run in West Virginia that I love to visit. How many state parks have spas on them? Not a fancy one, mind, just a chance to take a warm spring water bath for a fee, or go wading in the natural springs for free. In winter, I go inside, but in summer, I hike up my skirts and go wading in the run, talking with the other folks doing the same thing.

And yes, when I'm sick, I want my soup to have toast pieces in it - not too big, not too small, just right.

10/10/2007 8:08 AM  
Blogger Plain Foolish said...

Oh, and thank you both. *blush*

10/10/2007 8:08 AM  
Blogger qualcosa di bello said...

this is like a visit home!

10/15/2007 8:11 AM  

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