In a Drop ~ a plein air poem & meditation on our connection with nature

In a Drop

 

 

of saltwater,

you can see an ocean

blueing;

 

of rain,

you can hear blossoms

opening;

 

of wine,

you can taste a landscape

sunning;

 

of quicksilver,

you can scent weather

coming;

 

of ink,

you can touch a poet

dreaming;

 

of a tear,

you can feel your being

flowing.

 

 

Colin Goedecke

in the woodlands

of Morristown, New Jersey

March, 2017

 

Into the Wild Green Wonder ~ a plein air poem & ode to another Spring

Into the Wild Green Wonder

 

                an Ode to Spring

 

Under Spring’s Wild Blue

Wonder we enter its new

and renewing Green.

Enchanting us round parks

and woodlands, ponds,

hillsides, meadowlands.

Awakening us

through all our years,

all the ages of earth,

all the pages of history,

poetry, mythology.

With its symphony

of daring colors. 

Its delicate flowering.

Its essencing 

of innocence; ecstasy

of purest presence.

Beckoning us

to fall once again 

into the wild green wonder

of its outstretched arms,

like forever young and

eager lovers. 

 

 

Colin Goedecke

in the Loantaka Woods

Morristown, New Jersey

March, 2017

 

Re: Birth ~ a plein air poem for our Spring Equinox

Re: Birth

 

            for our Spring Equinox(es)

 

First breath.

To last breath.

What flows between

is the reveling

and leveling

of living.

The many faces

and found graces

of loving.

The transcendental

moments ~

of great epiphanies,

deep ecstasies,

timeless memories.

The embodiments

of you becoming

even now

ever new,

ever free

to spring.

 

 

Colin Goedecke

on Braidburn Way

Morristown, New Jersey

March 20, 2017

 

Let There Be Lightness ~ a plein air poem for the Winter Solstice

Let There Be Lightness

  

                                      at the winter solstice

 

To dispel all darkness,

all heaviness.

Let there be waxing,

toward all things

lightening,

all things humanizing.

Let the world turn back

to itself anew;

the stopping sun

return back aglow;

hope burn hot

and bright

in eager hearts.

Let us, as Nature’s

creations, remember

its sacredness,

and bring to life

and each other

the great sparks of soul

that shoot and shimmer

within our earthliness.

 

 

Colin Goedecke

at The Loantaka Brook

Morristown, New Jersey

December 21st, 2016 

 

The Great Blue ~ a plein air poem for a heron on a summer pond

The Great Blue

 

           meditation on a great blue heron

 

I love his presence.

His absolute stillness;

aura of solitude,

sacredness.

His long-legged patience

in the wind-stirred pond.

Gracefully at one

with everything;

wholly attuned

to every moment, movement

above and below the surface.

His watchfulness, sureness

despite the drift of time

and summer clouds,

into the split-second

he spies and elegantly spears

a shining fish, 

and flies off

in his Great Blueness

to a nearby bank

of cattail grass

to feast, and rest.

 

 

Colin Goedecke

on Kitchell Pond

Loantaka Brook Reservation

Convent Station, NJ

July, 2016

 

Early Summer Morning, After Rain ~ a plein air poem for summertime in the City

Early Summer Morning, After Rain

 

 

Stepping into the city

after a nightlong rain,

 

onto cool, wet cobblestones.

 

Into full, floating scents

of moist earth,

thriving green leaves,

the lime-musk

of sycamore bark,

the pale perfume

of a run-wild rosebush.

 

Into quietly inviting feelings

of freshness, lushness.

Everything washed down,

washed clean;

every planting overspilling.

 

Past puddles

in the walking path

all clear and still,

like the reservoir

I circle softly round,

 

but for the ripple

of a bell

from an old churchtower

ringing

the morning hour

across the water.

 

 

Colin Goedecke

Central Park, New York  

July 5th, 2016