Thank you, Sarah Law, editor of Amethyst Review, for selecting Honey Light for publication (August 8, 2020).
When you wake in honey light
linger where river meets the curve
of a bay round as a waxing moon
where the pearl-feathered heron
glides with outstretched wings
alights in weedy shallows
to become just another shadowed reed
perfectly still in solitude.
Notice her concentration
how she stands on stilty legs
in harmony with time and place
like the pause between piano notes
the space that makes the music
…..the downward pause of Billie Holiday
…..Cohen’s gap that lets the light come in
stands alert and dreamy at water’s edge.
Do not rush through the honey light
but flow in the effortless action
and inaction of night becoming day
of the moon’s light giving way to the sun
and the sun’s rising and sinking
into the ebb and flow of the sea
step into the shallows
stand in wu wei.….a heron-woman.
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3 thoughts on ““Honey Light” by Kathryn MacDonald in Amethyst Review”
Re Honey Light. Love the softness of this new piece. Was the heron your inspiration or the light with the heron in the supporting role? Hope you are keeping well. Nice to see that someone is having artistic success in their chosen artistic milieu. Well done.
Thanks Janet. It is hard to say, which came first: I’m fascinated by herons, but as a photographer, it is all about the light. In these strange times, have you found inspiration to paint?
Great reading your ppost