I wish you can sing the song-prayer from the divine office:
Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them, springing fresh from the Word
Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dewfall, on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass
Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God’s recreation of the new day
source of the Hymn: http://divineoffice.org
Alone, the boy hides
behind a tree in the backyard
waiting for the fairies.
His mother calls dinner time.
What are you doing?
I’m playing a game:
I have a secret.
Come and cleanup.
Tomorrow is halloween.
He will dress up
what he wants to be
a day in his life.
Red roses will remain
and the half moon
poetry like the seasons
will change and grow
revealing new secrets.
the lemon tree
bows with gratitude
photo: from our daughter’s backyard
Fibonacci numbers by itself and in nature fascinates me.
Who is Fibonacci and what is Fibonacci numbers?
Leonardo Pisano Bigollo (c. 1170 – c. 1250) – known as Fibonacci, and also Leonardo of Pisa, Leonardo Pisano, Leonardo Bonacci, Leonardo Fibonacci – was an Italian mathematician, considered by some “the most talented western mathematician of the Middle Ages.”
Fibonacci is best known to the modern world for the spreading of the Hindu–Arabic numeral system in Europe, primarily through his composition in 1202 of Liber Abaci (Book of Calculation), and for a number sequence named the Fibonacci numbers after him, which he did not discover but used as an example in the Liber Abaci.
gives examples of Fibonacci number in nature:
The Fibonacci numbers are Nature’s numbering system. They appear everywhere in Nature, from the leaf arrangement in plants, to the pattern of the florets of a flower, the bracts of a pinecone, or the scales of a pineapple. The Fibonacci numbers are therefore applicable to the growth of every living thing, including a single cell, a grain of wheat, a hive of bees, and even all of mankind.
Fibonacci in Plants
Phyllotaxis is the study of the ordered position of leaves on a stem. The leaves on this plant are staggered in a spiral pattern to permit optimum exposure to sunlight. If we apply the Golden Ratio to a circle we can see how it is that this plant exhibits Fibonacci qualities.
photos: plants in my daughter’s backyard
I lack strength to forget the girl
walking under cherry blossoms, walking
into my consciousness, silence surrounds her.
Water cycles back garden waterfall
over flowers, before leaving, butterflies linger
piano sonata ends with themes returning.
Dawn looks differently now,
my heart lifts with expectations,
filtering cherry blossoms.
Different women on different days
which one should I choose?
I saw her walking under the cherry blossoms
almost instantly I knew I love her.
I saw her walking in the garden of roses
almost immediately I knew I love her.
different vintages, different wineries
which one should I choose
pinot noir or cabernet sauvignon?
Choosing which woman to love
or which vintage to prefer
is a matter of gravity.
I would like to say
certain afternoons may have no exquisite colors
there are no ordinary afternoons
“Making someone fall in love with you is insignificant, waiting for it to happen on the other hand, is a thing of substance.”
-from The Infatuations by Javier Marias
one of the books I’m reading.
Strolling along First Street, downtown Napa,
one afternoon not too long ago.