Friday, July 28, 2006

A Magical Place

A Magical Place, Garden Pond, Amherst, NH, July 2006, HP Photosmart R817, Exposure 1/1818 sec @ f8.0, ISO 50, with flash, color adjusted in iPhoto © Steven Crisp
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I live in such a magical place. And it makes me think of Lucy, even without drugs, really.

And now with so many apologies to the Beatles ...
Picture yourself as you float on a pond,
With tangerine cattails and pink dragonflies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly,
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes.


Cellophane flowers of orange and green,
Towering over your head.
Look for the bee with the sun on her side,
And she's flown.


Stevie on his back with his camera.
Stevie on his back with his camera.
Stevie on his back with his camera.


Follow her down to a bridge by the outlet
Where bumble bee giants eat pollen for pies,
Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers,
That grow so incredibly high.


Frito the terror appears on the shore,
Waiting to catch frogs all day.
Lay on the ground with your head in the clouds,
And you're gone.


Stevie on his back with his camera.
Stevie on his back with his camera.
Stevie on his back with his camera.


Picture yourself in a chair on the water,
Where evergreen bullfrogs eat looking glass flies,
Suddenly someone is there in the garden,
The girl with kaleidoscope eyes.

4 comments:

Pat said...

This is pure delight! What a blend of verbal and visual! Your words dance.

Marroniah said...

(background chorus, fading)...AHHHHH-Ah-ahhhhhhhhhh!...

kerrdelune said...

Splashing incandescent grandeur and a lovely post!

Steven Crisp said...

Pat, Marroniah, and Keerdelune, thank you each for the visit and kind words. While I do this for no reason in particular, it is nonetheless gratifying that others sometimes find it entertaining or insightful. I hope I find time and inspiration to keep you coming back.