Tag Archive: moment


Ice Chips

The night is crisp, autumnal.
Bourbon sweeter.
My son and his petite amie
at a friend’s cabin while they’re away.
With them, a bag of sweet potatoes
I grew and cured, for roasting
over the wood fire they’ll make.

Life is good.
Peepers sing earlier
than usual tonight. Harmonics from breezes
to trees to shape the glass arc of our ears
to blow gently in them.
I am yellow aged orange inflamed
dared to go red before withering.

I pray to the last gold ray of sun
there in the tall eastern trees
that refuses to say die to another day.

© Chagall 2016

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I Would Give Her My Moment

She laughs when days grow longer
amazed that time sprouts wings
enables more than dappled life is light

Before the moment renders, surrenders
flow to heart her mind aloft she lingers

More than haunting scent hypnotic
bewilder, bother – be careful: she wishes
true comes more than not

Steady like red

Chagall 2015

The Immediacy Of Intimacy

Sunday early eve
eastern standard
time

Her parents are old
but still alive
and mine are still
quite dead

We both hang on
we four

Plus others within
our gravity

We call
family

Our love traces
many roots
to get here

We are leaves, we are buds
on a tree growing

Sunday early eve
eastern standard
time

Chagall 2015

Haiku For Eternity

chagall backdrop

Don’t let it fool you,
the moment rides forever;
you are just the stop.

© Carlos Chagall, 2013

 

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