Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wild Rain Journey

I dreamed you,
brown-eyed girl,
playing tag with Buddha-belly clouds --
one touch of your hand &
they bloomed into their colors,
bright flim-flam tones,
cheeky with rain-smeared smiles so
like those Kool-aid grins on our sons.
I dreamed you,
on the corner of
"meadow" & "pier",
hailing daisies for umbrella-taxis
& twirling a-la-Mary Poppins thru
the edges of rainbows draped like
swagged sheers at the sky's edge ...
lifted & lulled by the currents
of your own wild delight --
I dreamed you, dreamed you,
opening your palm to
scoop hands full
of cloud confetti &
drizzle it down
on me,
looking up at you, looking
suddenly through a kaleidoscope
of color,
& love.

June 22, 2009 Dreamscape
poem for Cam LaBelle, as I dreamed it


Holly said...

Did you know that I love you? Did you know you're one of the most openly creative women I know? Did you know that I'm a tad jealous of you? Did you know? And, that green picture with the rain drops? I want it.

Dorothy said...

My mind is awash with wonder at your creativity.

Samantha said...

I love this, but completely wanted it to be about me, so I'm stamping my feet in a very childish way.
It's beautiful hun ... and perfect for Cam too.
You are amazing.

beth said...

wow wow wow...
omg...those words are amazing !

when i can get a signed copy of your book ?

Cam said...

Toni, I am printing this out, and putting it in a place in my home where everyone can see it, if I have your permission to do so!

I love it!

You have no idea how much you mean to me, Toni. You have been all kinds of good to me, and I hope I can tell you in person someday that you are such a friend of mine, and that I love you!

Deb said...

Oh, I am so glad that I found your blog again. I took a blogging vacation for a couple of months and I am now very happy to be back. I wish I could just sit and talk with you about your art - if I were an artist I would want to be you! So happy to be back - life is good.

cinner said...

Look at you Toni, touching all our hearts! Cam will ove this poem. you amaze me that you find time for all that you do hon...Do you ever sleep? lol...Hugs cinner