Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dances Behind a Red Red Door

Way down this road and round that curve...
in the distance you can see
the soft blue dot
of Bloggingham's half-baked mountain
It took me a while to get there from here.
Along tree-lined two-lane paths
full of the deadness of branches
twigs exposed
shallow
winter's song
winter's scourge
I remember those I knew
and those I never knew
and those I thought I knew

Past the icy bridge I took way too fast...

past the old abandoned mill
where I should be paying attention to the concrete curve and not the golden whirling water
I make my way toward the soft blue dot
and wonder how I got here
how I left here
how I came back here
and why I keep coming back here
why I am
here

past a blue blue sky
full of brittle leaves and fences
and looming barns who watch my comings and goings
on the roads I've made quite nicely my own
I climb through the memory of all my walks toward home
and all my wades through water
and all my dances

behind a red red door


Photography: Mimi Lenox
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14 comments:

Jamie said...

I love the roads that lead you home to where your heart dances.

Mama Zen said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Ok, that really looks a lot like Hollydale, except more scenic :-)

bobbybegood1 said...

Delightful and picturesque. I, too, would have been looking at the stunning golden water.

You return not of your mind's understanding, but because of your spirit's longing to connect to itself. I believe we all have a place that our souls beckon. The red barn reminds me of my great grandmother's property in North Carolina.

Smile Mimi!!

Akelamalu said...

Beautiful pictures and such bright colours!

Finding Pam said...

Mimi...You drive like I do, but I don't take pictures! Lovely post today and I enjoyed winding along the road with you.

Mimi Lenox said...

Jamie - Aren't they wonderful?

Mimi Lenox said...

Mama Zen - I love to drive.

Mimi Lenox said...

Eric - But we don't have those purple chickens of yours ya know. Now that is scenic.

Mimi Lenox said...

Bobby/Mimi - We all long for home in our hearts...it's not necessarily a place but a feeling.

Mimi Lenox said...

Aklemalu - I should have saved the barn pic for Ruby Tuesday. It is sooo bright.

Mimi Lenox said...

Pam - We had a nice conversation in the car, too, didn't we?

Travis said...

Ahhhhh...

Now I need a road trip.

jennifer said...

Mimi, this was so beautiful. I told Bryan today that I want to go home!! I miss my parents and next weekend I am going for a visit (by the grace of God). I get to ride the roads too!

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