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Sunday, September 4

Of a Moment, a Dream, and a Setting

"I long to have a conversation with you. I long to stop and be still in one place for a while, but we’d always try to find a place somewhere. On we go, further, until we’ve found the perfect setting."


       Lying on my side in the minty moistness of meadow grass, a picnic of green tea, ham, bacon, eggs, and bread half eaten beside me, I watch you through the broad blades of bright grass where insects clamber and wait. You are bent as you try to wash your hands by the grove of blossoms that borders the stream. The only noise apart from your voice, singing, is the rush of water over stones. I should reach for the camera to record this moment but I don’t lift my head.

       I roll on my back and close my eyes. Like time going backwards I can feel the skin of my face drinking in the light of the sun. A bird sings somewhere nearby. And I think that happiness is not a destination or a place that can be inhabited like a home. It’s a moment, like this one. A small moment. A spell.


Jay said...

I love the descriptive nature of your writing. Keep it up. Thanks for sharing. :)

Désolé Boy said...

You are becoming more and more poetic lately. Hmmnn, there's something familiar that tone
(if it is what I'm thinking, *wink* *wink*) ;D

Nate said...

@jay: thank you! :)

@deebee: hihihihi... *wink

Guyrony said...

We really can't help but to seek happiness in places of all sorts for we think it would provide us that but always remember Nate, happiness is a state of mind. That's it.

Nate said...

@G: yeah..

"happiness is a state of mind"

thanks! i'd make that my new "note to self".. :)

RoNRoNTuRoN said...

ang payapa ng pagkakalarawan mo d2. i felt good after reading this fwend... thanks for the GV. :D

Nate said...

@ronron: payapa ba fwend?? thanks! it's good to know that reading my post gave you good vibes.. :)

you're welcome!

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

your ability in poetry and short fiction is high, brilliant post.

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

invite you to share a Haiku or a poem of your choice to poets rally week 51 today.

a free verse or a haiku is welcome.

keep up the excellence!

Nate said...

Promising Poets Parking Lot: oh my! thank you so much for your nice words! i really appreciate it!

and, thanks also for the invite to the Poets Rally. It would be an honor for me to post one of my poems there. :)

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