Sunday, July 01, 2007

At the ballet....

"Hush, hush, sweet" butterfly,
Butterfly "don't you cry"....



I watched her today, dancing in the heat of an arrogant sun, crickets screeching at her quietness, a never ending siren of background static. They make a lousy orchestra. Their music tragic. She doesn't care.... She tip-toes across the fence line, a yellow ballerina with transluscent wings, eyes heavy with mascara, flitting from stage to stage.....


Never caged.


I splash. Just a little. Paint ripples with my fingertips. Plunk! A whisper in the water. I'm being very careful. Very still. Floating. Watching the subtle changes in the deep, deep water. I don't want to change the butterfly effect.


Hopefully she doesn't notice, and keeps on dancing.

32 comments:

eric313 said...

golden sun splash
ripple on the surface
the echoes swirling and reacting
in a dance as hot as she is

you would swear
she follows you everywhere
but really
she loves us all
everytime
and everywhere


love this post about your ballerina sun sister. I think that's who our mystery ballerina is, anyway! Nice to read you once more, friend.

she said...

eric313: -i so enjoy your poetry and your comments /have for a while now... might be nice if i said so, huh

singtome: some sighted people walk right past giant purple turtle shells. some flick ladybugs off their pant legs

and then there's you

holding still for nature; keeping readers captive
feeling free

Blue the Spa Girl said...

Nature's dance is by far the richest.
Butterfly landed on my van door handle yesterday. I put my finger out and he walked on my hand for a minute before flying off. He wanted me to see his glorious orange and BLUE wings. He was a splendid little creature.
xo

skinnylittleblonde said...

I splash. Just a little. Paint ripples with my fingertips. Plunk! .... thus began yet another butterfly effect ;)
Sister...you are the butterfly effect!
xoxox

Bardouble29 said...

I ditto exactly what Skinny said!!!

Hugs to you girl!

singleton said...

eric....
"the echoes swirling and reacting"....and so goes the mysterious butterfly effect...
peace my talented friend....

she....oh, the ladybugs, the little painted lady's of all that's good luck.... They haven't been to visit me lately, and you know, I miss them.....

Blue....Then you were kissed by magic.....And in his deep rich colors, he was whispering to you....

singleton said...

SLB...ever so subtle.....the changes.....
ILYSVVFM

bardouble....:) and if butterflies flocked together, could we change the world?
peace~love

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Yes, that is you, a magical butterfly set loose from your chrysilis, setting the world on fire with the beauty of your words..

Dan said...

This is lovely. You write so beautifully Singleton.

eric313 said...

exactly, on the butterfly and her effect on everything. I love the concepts you deal in, especially peace love and clink!
tink! (I'm drinking a shot now, so get the mich's out whenever you have a fancy to do so.)

I like how it tells us how your day was. The picture says it all, both in content and in the perspective taken from.

You are the soul of art, great lady. And that's why I write you every day. To stay in touch with that soul that so helps my own to sing.

peace

clink!

justacoolcat said...

I spent the weekend wondering about butterfly effects myself. I think they've accepted me as one of their own.

Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt said...

My daughter maintains butterflies are the souls of people.

singleton said...

shrink....well, I don't know about that, but if I had wings (And sometimes I'm sure I really do) then I'd probably be the first mermaid-to-fly...and can you just imagine the effects?

dan...well, sometimes I see through champagne colored glasses, and the world is a lovely place to be!

eric...well, you started early, my friend, but you've got the ritual down pack! I'll clink ya momentarily, happy hour is ours!

peace~love all

singleton said...

justacoolcat....They're cool like that, if ya hang around long enough, bumping into fate, they just sort of let ya tag along!

katherine....I believe your daughter is so very very right!

peace~love

drips of paint said...

Wow, visual, mind, and words together created this butterfly effect..this is one of the most powerful piece of art I have seen.

Love the way you use the visual to suggest the words, ballet, dance, sun, butterfly etc, etc,..just like Eric 313 comments ...the picture say it all..

kate said...

" ballerina sun sister" interesting...

I loved the bit about hoping that she didnt notice and kept dancing... I felt that part of the poem...

singleton said...

drips....Dive deep. Sometimes we're afraid to hold our breath. Your artwork is beautiful, your journey is just unfolding....

kate...He's on it. The prophetic poet.....
I so hope she keeps on dancing....

peace~love

eric313 said...

clink!

kj said...

here's the thing, singleton: i read what you write and i find myself splashed by your feelings as well as my own. often i don't always get which of many possibilities you are writing about,because there is always mystery around your corner.

that makes what you say even more compelling.

so there.!

Orhan Kahn said...

Calm and gentle.

I stood by a flat ocean last night, dark but of only the full bright yellow moon in the sky.

These troubles.. oh, my. Nonetheless, such beauty out there, if only something as cliche as the ocean and the moon.

Wizened Wizard said...

So beautifully written and inspired by one tiny fraction of Nature's dazzling splendor. Wonderful. Thank you.

Spadoman said...

Beautiful butterfly, swirling, turning... comes to visit. It is a spirit taking a journey. You can see them and talk to them if you let yourself. They always have something to say, a message, a good thought to embed in our minds eye and our heads.

Wonderful news about Kimbies. Some answered thoughts and vibrations perhaps. The outcome of the positive energy sent from all over on so many levels. Ours is at full tilt, but on track and looking better.

May the circle be unbroken. A little wider when I'm a way, but never unbroken.

Peace to you and all you hold dear.

JustRun said...

You can't ruin it, you are the butterfly effect. :)

benjibopper said...

fantastic snapshot of a moment, sans camera. makes me miss california, the flight of the monarchs, sweet Big Sur.

SpongyBones said...

Just send some ripples my way will ya Madame Butterfly!

Enemy of the Republic said...

Damn, as always, your words literally fly!

vicci said...

I just love the feeling of those feet floating on a mattress on the water.......you are a writer of the highest girl!!!! :-)

singleton said...

eric...it was the wee-hours clink that made the biggest sound....
heard half way around the world....peace and beautiful words

kj...splashing is good for the spirit and good for the soul....
And the mystery is here, in between my walls, so it shows it's little face, in between my words..... playing hide and seek!

wizend wizard....She's such a tiny fraction, but the smallest waver, flutter, can change the world....

singleton said...

Orhan....all I can say, is thinking of you. And I know you sometimes don't believe me, but I believe, so I'll do it for us all....
In the end, peace wins.....
Meet us there, baby!

sweet spado...man we've missed you. And sent prayers and hugs and thoughts. We'll keep going, keep thinking of all those good things, the things you reminded us of, the things that build a circle. Peace, love and feel the healing..... we all believe....

singleton said...

justrun...LOL!They're apt to kick me out of the garden for being so chatty!

benjibopper...awwwww, well then, welcome to memory lane, with a twist of lime!

spongybones...shhhhh.....I'm fixing to make waves!

enemy....I love when you say Damn! I can hear ya humming, girl

vicci....Yup, I'm gonna do the same thing tomorrow, plop this little fanny on the pink cadillac and float.....

Peace everybody!

phaseoutgirl said...

When I was a child, I was told that butterflies were the spirits of our loved ones long gone, coming to visit and check out how we are. I still believe that..

hugs,
Cecilia

singleton said...

phaseout....Wise people taught you that...
And I still believe.....

hugs and peace, always peace