Saturday, September 20, 2008

I just wanna daydream

Today i learned that when you can see Mt. Hood among the clouds, it means said clouds are coming from the continent. When you can't see Hood, they're coming from the sea. The Marine Layer. We are talking about clouds a lot again, because they've come back to Oregon.

Once we were summer people
now we're just not.
Time to dance with the fairies
in the land the sun forgot.

This weather makes me want to

daydream all day
start a fire
wash my sheets
stay in bed reading
rearrange my dressers
take out the sweaters
hang a heat lamp for the dog
build a greenhouse
sip hot tea
make chili, all mashed up with crackers and cheese
put together puzzles with the kid
drink dark beer
buy new shoes (after wearing flip flops for months)
make lists
commune with the trees
throw some wet dirt around

daydream all day.

I've remembered the lines of one Yeats poem, since i saw it circling the walls of an Irish coffee house. In Galway, i think. It comes back on soft days, like today:

Come away, oh human child
To the waters and the wild
With a fairy hand in hand
For the world's more full of weeping
Than you can understand.

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