Posted: October 31, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout, Yoga | Tags: Autumn, compassion, cycling, David Budbill, fitness, freshly pressed, friends, halloween, happiness, health, hipster, Home and Garden, life, love, lululemon, nature, October, Poem, Poetry, Prose, whole foods, writting, yoga
A long and gracious fall this year.
The leaves are down. Gardens: emptied,
manured, tilled, smooth, and waiting.
Mower and tiller serviced and put away.
Smoker put away, as is the summer table.
Prayer flags, windsocks and their poles: down.
Twenty-foot homemade badminton poles,
peace flag at the top of one, store-bought net—
all down and put away for another year. No more
outdoor summer chores.
Fall planting — peonies and tiger lilies — done.
Summer flower stalks removed, beds mulched,
a blanket for the cold. Fall pruning done.
Woodshed roof hammered down and sealed again.
Cellar closed. Drive staked and flagged so the
snowplow knows where to go.
What else is there to do? Finally, for once, we are ready
for the snow. Ready now to come inside. Time now for
words and music, poems and shakuhachi. Time now
to light some incense, sit and stare at candlelight.
– David Budbill
Posted: September 26, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: blogging, Countryside, cycling, Drink, exercise, fitness, food, free range, freshly pressed, gluten free, happiness, health, hipster, Home and Garden, hope, Li Bai, Li Po, life, love, lululemon, marathon, meditation, memoir, motivation, musings, natural, nature, Omaha, passion, perspective, Poems, Poetry, Recreation, running, Shopping, Society, Travel, wine, WOD, writing, yoga
It was at a wine party—
I lay in a drowse, knowing it not.
The blown flowers fell and filled my lap.
When I arose, still drunken,
The birds had all gone to their nests,
And there remained but few of my comrades.
I went along the river—alone in the moonlight.
– Li Po