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Neighborhood Infusions -One Sunday in Asheville

 Neighborhood Infusions 

These are my favorite neighborhoods,       
the out-of-the way bits
guarded by ancient oaks,
and here and there, distinguished with
a friendly fence someone recently painted-
not white, but with an infusion of color: lavender
to grace the red-to-orange geraniums
in terra-cotta pots
that hang out on the other side. 

I like the histories: The foot trail wide
and so well-worn
that runs along a stream
and leads back, in human-time,
to seventeen and ninety-four
to a Cherokee
who walked this way, like me,
but then it was a narrow trading path.

And if I turn my head just-so as I meander,
a Rose-Breasted Grosbeak or a
Scarlet Tanager
, or a
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, or a
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, or even a
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
may call out in the same song
my fellow traveler heard so long ago
and, with this particular infusion of "color"
bridge  two hundred years and more,
so we can meet.

Now the days are wrapped in bone-cold chill,
the mountain mists press down upon my rooftop.
Should others cover up in blankets or in scarves
hand-woven in grey and purple and plaid,
I will not.  I have seen how muses paint
in shades of true.
I will relish the first bite of winter
bare-headed, though bald I am,
immerse myself in an array
of hues and never-ending colorful infusions.
And I shall greet each passer-by
with at nod that says,
 "All's Well!"

bald and beautiful

 for Jack and Ginny

 Thymoma Cancer Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

an infusion of color, ASHEVILLE NC   

~^~ jA Narrin, Wind-in-the-Feather Asheville, NC, The Spirit Ridge Collection  Asheville, 2009 

 

 

for healing a THANKSGIVING

 

Photo taken at Hickory Nut Forest,
Eco-community
,
as I walked the trail.

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Comments

I will relish the first bite of winter
bare-headed, though bald I am...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 8 years ago

You've captured the spirit of those great neighborhoods in Asheville...

Posted by Kate Wheeler, CCIM - Murphy NC Real Estate for Sale (Country Homes and Land Murphy NC Realtor ) over 8 years ago

Foot paths that wind through the countryside. Slowly disappearing. Where will the children play? I feel that this may someday be the downfall of America.

Hair? Hmmmm... hair is for folks with ugly heads! lol! At least that is what I tell myself as I get older and my beautiful head exposes itself to the world!

Posted by Mark Hall, Homes for Sale Vancouver Washington (Elite Realty NW - Keller Williams, Vancouver Washington) over 8 years ago

JaneAnne: you captured in apoetical way the Ashville spirit...and why shouldn't all be well as you live in one of the great cities in the US. AS you know it is about attitude and winter does not stop the right attitude.

Posted by LLoyd Nichols, SW Florida Homes (Premier Florida Realty of SWFL) over 8 years ago

JaneAnne,

When we talk with visitors from Mexico, one theme that usually comes up is that there are no people walking around in our city.  Good job on the post!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 8 years ago

THANKS to y'all for your comments...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 8 years ago

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