Photo by Bob Gentry ©2001
A Thought for Today
All life is imagery, but imagery is seldom life.
We’re now a few days into our 4th year here at A Safe Place to Land. While the site went up the 29th of April 1998, the first Flight Plan wasn’t posted till a month later on June 1st.
The opening prose section was used in the album “Pastorale” and is an excerpt from “Fields of Wonder.” I like it because of the way the words hang together. The last sentence has been quoted often.
The poem “To the Memory of Stan Kamen has not been one of my more noticed or praised works but from my own point of view it is one of the most successful pieces of poetry I have ever written. It is about the afterlife of creativity and consists of nine verses of six lines each. It is formal without being formal, has no rhymes but rhymes in the head while being read.
Pastures Green / Pavements Grey
Fields take cultivation, but it must come slow, unhurried by the tractor tread. Good farmers don't harass the ground until the ground is ready. And just as only experts have the means to teach us hate, farming is an art form too. So whether planting love or lima beans the thoughtful man goes carefully down his furrows.
"Fields of Wonder", 1970
Don’t forget to join Ken tomorrow for his first “This One Does it for Me” as we begin our fourth year.