Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Chiming In

Strong, northwest breeze. The bamboo wind chimes are a soft clackety-clack behind the Solara bell tolling like a compulsive teacher ending recess at a one-room schoolhouse in a western I was never in. Next door, my neighbor's high tinkling bell signals Christmas in June; we're outside a department store surrounded by Salvation Army soldiers with sore elbows. My other neighbor has a metallic spiral that spins up and then somehow down, pushing the light toward heaven like a glowing Jacob's Ladder, and pulling it back down to the porch where 5 cats curl, too lazy to bother the bluejays today.

This is a granted wish. One I don't remember wishing.

I'm working on the thank-you note.

5 comments:

Mona Lisi said...

Hi Amy,Sounds like a beautiful day. I'm having one kind of like that in Wenatchee, WA, but it sounds like the same breeze.

Amy said...

Aha! Same breeze that Mona breathes. How are you and your awesome poems?

dixiedreams said...

hi, amy. i wanted a windchime, but only a bamboo one. it calms me instantly. i'm just starting to blog and think i may hate it, but we shall see. i think my blog is theloungesinger i'm so confused. kelly b.

dixiedreams said...

hi, feel free to put a link to my blog. i don't know if this is how i'm supposed to contact you or not. i'm so confused by all of this!! good to hear from you.

dixiedreams said...

hi, amy. if i can figure out how to link your blog to mine, i'll do so, if that's okay. crazy day today. hoping for some big rain, big rain to wash away the blues. hope all is well by the water.