Reflections and notes on the relationship of art to nature and of nature to art from along Warwoman Creek, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Katuah Province of Turtle Island, where the light, the dark, the seasons, the time of deep past, deep present and deep future all mix in alchemal mists to reveal and hide and transform these slopes, shaded coves, bright rivers, deep forests and me, and together sustain me and my art.

Monday, December 31, 2012

My Wheel Barrow of Time

                                                             It has been said:

                                                            "so much depends
                                                             a red wheel
                                                             glazed with rain
                                                             beside the white
                                                                              - William Carlos Williams

           "For we are not pans and barrows, nor even porters of the fire and torch-bearers,
but children of the fire, made of it, and only the same divinity transmuted, and at two or three                  removes, when we know least about it."   - Emerson, 1844, "The Poet"

                                                          In my wheel barrow
                                                          of time - the compost
                                                          of past and future.

                                                          In the longest night -
                                                                    the end of the world
                                                                    the beginning of the world.

                                                         In this night
                                                                   we who live by fire
                                                                   we who live by dreams -
                                                         in this light
                                                        we are all but mirrors.

                                                        © Laurence Holden, 2012

1 comment:

  1. Sincerely love the photo of the wheel barrow....strangely beautiful....