Monday, February 7, 2011

What Iris Said

let your feet
take you everyplace you go today

bring along
your ancient animal nose

and exercise your imagination
until it can conjure

from sun and wind and soil
like a flower.

Lift your eyes
up to the azure skies

Let our winter sun
warm your skin

Strum the ukulele you hold
over your heart—


from your heart

let your song
come forth

sing to the birds,
the trees,
the breeze

let this sweet spring air
breathe in you
and breathe out you even sweeter
as a melody

celebrate this day
this moment with me as i
nod and dance,

in this wind
on this Earth

join me 
and be beautiful beyond reason


Bonnie said...

How can I resist such an open, spacious invitation?!!!

Dan Gurney said...

Hi, Bonnie— No need to resist, just sing, dance, play----you know that.

Ruth said...

I'm in. I'm out. I'm shaking all about.


steven said...

"celebrate this day". each day is such an unexpected gift - trials tribulations thrills joys and all - and your writing contains the only proper response to that gift! lovely. steven

Dan Gurney said...

Ruth you bring so much beauty into this world. Iris would be pleased to have tea with you.

Dan Gurney said...

thank you steven. I find when I get my news from the tree and flowers it's good news, happy news. It makes be buzz like a bee, sing like a bird.

neighbor said...

yes to beauty beyond reason!

delightful, happy iris day.

The Pollinatrix said...

My goodness, Dan! This is entirely lovely. Thank you for sending such sweet light into my windy snowy dark winter day.

George said...

Wonderful to hear your song, Dan, and I wholeheartedly support being beautiful beyond reason, this day and every day — here, now, and everywhere.

Dan Gurney said...

Hi, neighbor! That phrase arose from a memory of a guy who used to sell flowers out of the back of his car on East Cotati Avenue on the way to Sonoma State. He had a sign that said,

Flowers not to reason why.

I always liked the idea that flowers have no need to explain themselves and their public displays--despite the fact that they are the sexual organs of plants.

Dan Gurney said...

Hi, Polli! So nice to hear from you. Stay warm. Here it finally cooled off. It was actually, literally hot on the day I photographed Iris. 78 degrees Fahrenheit.

Dan Gurney said...

Hi, George. Your love of beauty shows on your blog, a real treat for all who happen to visit Transit Notes.