Sunday, October 14, 2007

MY element..




I wipe away
The long day
the last drops
Of sweat..
Along with the
Kiddy pool..
And the bug spray..

I stand tall
under the tall
maple
Red and orange..
The one
next to the huge oak
Brown and yellow
My hands ..palms up..
My face
facing the north..
Waiting..
For this breeze
And..
With the old silver cork opener
I slowly...
Turn..
Pop..open
Every pore in my body..
I inhale..deeply
And let it coarse through
Every vain...
Awaken
Every cell and blood vessel..
Rush..over every muscle...
Entice..and caress..
My quickening heart..

You see...
The cold..just conceals..
A warmth..
Summer can never hope
To produce...
Like the cool silver wrapper..
Around a dark chocolate bar

and chminey smoke..
and hot chocolate..
and fashionable scarves..
and whisps of white breath
swirling
twirling
around me
With the leaves at my feet...

Ahhhh..
I’m in my element...



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20 Comments:

Blogger SS said...

Ahhhh, I so miss that, living in Israel...

October 14, 2007 4:28 PM  
Anonymous YudNo.22 said...

ohmygosh. what a treat!

i used to be one of you. really. the vigor of autumn--you have magically captured it! If i were still one of you i would be thrilled. but truth be known, i am not.
and i do protest about the comment citing summer as "falling" short in producing the warmth only autumn knows, or inspires!
hah!
for some reason, this year, fall is seen only as passage to winter. for some reason, i dread winter, more than ever, ever, ever, before.
but, i'm glad you are having fun, and in your...
element.

October 14, 2007 5:23 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

didn't like the imagery of the cork opener...
but loved the rest

just had my first hot chocolate of the season last night...

i looove the fall.

can't wait to visit lakewood...

October 14, 2007 6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anony said...

You almost have me convinced...

October 15, 2007 10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anony said...

Almost....but not quite.

I miss the kiddy pool.

October 15, 2007 10:08 AM  
Blogger Fajita said...

yay...you even grabbed ME... everytime i visit this bloj, i forget how much i enjoy your writing. tx u

October 15, 2007 5:29 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

ss...
I suppose...
But there are so many things I miss..not living in israel

22....
its not too late..
You can come back...
Your protest has been recorded and overuled..
:-)

dreamer...
thanks..
join the club...
Lakewood gets nice...Not as nice as up in the mountains though..

anony...
How close are we...?

fajita...
gee thanks

October 15, 2007 8:28 PM  
Blogger Fajita said...

as in baad, saad, offense?:(

October 16, 2007 9:52 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

fajita...
nooo
as in golly gee...1950s throwback...Happy exclamation
:-)

October 16, 2007 10:14 AM  
Blogger BEHIND A SMILE said...

As always you've expressed yourself very eloquently. When the weather isn't wet I enjoy wrapping up and going for a brisk walk in the crisp air and coming back all rosy cheeked and then snuggling up with a hot chocolate and a good book, the perfect way to spend a cold, dark eve. I just wish I had the time!!

October 16, 2007 7:25 PM  
Blogger Fajita said...

well golly gee! phew!

October 16, 2007 9:01 PM  
Anonymous chavale said...

fajita, get a life

:p

October 17, 2007 1:43 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

behind a smile...
ahhh thats wha I'm talkin abou

fajita...(with a life)..
goshdarnit thats just swell

October 17, 2007 6:56 AM  
Anonymous chopped liver said...

maybe NOW i'll get a response...

-chava'le

October 17, 2007 6:30 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

chavale...
well well...you werent talking to me...were you now?

October 17, 2007 10:10 PM  
Anonymous super sensitive chava'le said...

well it IS your blog ya know. you ought to respond to every dumb comment left here.
as well as to the intelligent ones..such as the ones i leave :)

but hey, u didn't chop liver me completely--u did sign fajita up for some 'life getting' classes, i see.
i thank u sincerely for that.

October 18, 2007 1:55 AM  
Blogger corner point said...

Ahh...you captured it so well (except the corkscrew...I don't think I chapped that part.)

Somehow when I try to explain this feeling to people, they don't quite get it...

I wonder how people can find winter depressing...

October 18, 2007 5:48 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

chavele aka chopped liver...
Please consider this then a response to your last comment..
You and Fajita seem to have something goin there..

corner point...
Thanks,,,
not sure about the corksrew just liked the imagery..
I agree,,,winter is so exhilerating..

October 18, 2007 8:54 PM  
Anonymous whole liver said...

thumbs up!
:)

October 19, 2007 4:47 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

lol

October 21, 2007 1:57 PM  

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