Sunday, February 01, 2009

The Dawn of February

Still in winter woolen pajamas, I grabbed my camera for the sunrise for this first day of February. The rising sun was much more beautiful than I caught at this moment...hope it was beautiful where you are and that you watched it.

My street was so quiet, not a light on or anyone out walking or photographing. Winter is so quiet, so soothing. It makes me think of a wonderful poem by Wendell Berry. I keep this poem in my stack of notes on my writing desk. The last of the poem goes like this:

How to be a Poet

Accept what comes from silence
Make the best you can of it.
Of the little words that come
out of the silence, like prayers
prayed back to the one who prays,
make a poem that does not disturb
the silence from which it came.

Wendell Berry

Lou Ann