Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Kickin' Back Old School

three days with the man I love
and even though opposites attract
sharing our love for nature means
more raucous laughter
more lingering gazes
and the only soar muscles
are in our cheeks from smiling
as we inspected Biff the Buffalo head
and his unfortunate companions on the wall
they must have been scared and shocked
when their peaceful worlds exploded
I can relate
sometimes I feel like I turned a corner
and found myself in a marathon
swept up in the current of rushing people
the modern day salmon run of American life
thank you for three days with my dream guy
and time to find You in the silent pages
with Chesterton and Lewis
speakin' my native tongue
when I grin in agreement and look up
to see you in the aged wood
and antique necessities turned novelty decor
reminding me of a simpler time
and a natural pace of life
like the flicker of a fire
that flows like the waves of wood grain
who, when they see a knot,
just keep moving and grow around it
but we can't stay forever
in a log cabin time warp
and the inboxes are piling up expectations
tapping their toes and watching the clock
until we return
so in the meantime
we'll just keep trying to grow around the knots
gliding side by side

" . . . we need this life of practical romance; the combination of something that is strange with something that is secure. We need so to view the world as to combine an idea of wonder and an idea of welcome . . It is the happy man who does useless things; the sick man is not strong enough to be idle . . . If the madman could for an instant become careless, he would become sane." G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

" . . . be made new in the attitude of your minds, and put on the new self . . . " Epesians 4:23-24

"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."
C. S. Lewis

" . . . the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds . . . " Phil. 4:7

1 comment:

Sarah Koutz said...

YOu have some great pictures here!