Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tropical Dawn

                                                Brenda Bryant: Cairns


After a night of steamy rain,
The tropical sun is pale
Rising over the mountains
Through a heavy, misty veil.
Soon there will be a burn-off
And an end to grey,
As the sun grows golder, bolder
And brings on a blazing day.


Passion makes the world go round. Without that primal drive
None of us, not a single one, would be, as we are, alive.
Body seeking body; an animal exercise,
Even though, as humans, we're advanced and pretty wise.
But that's not the only passion that makes the world go round.
Enthusiasm's 'passion', at least so I have found.
In our procreative days, bodily passion rules,
But the other passion takes over as the primitive passion cools.
And it's that very passion that makes living such a joy,
Once we're no longer taking part in that drama 'girl meets boy'.
I have a passion for writing; I'd have scorned that long ago;
'To think she calls that 'passion'! What does the old girl know!'
That passion, in the morning, makes me spring out of bed,
Eager to write or else to read what others may have said.
And that translates to an attitude of enthusiasm for all things;
A deep attachment to living that from a deep well springs.
How fortunate that, in old age, that bubble, bright and round
Is still there in the stratosphere, blowing happily around!
I sincerely hope I'll go on like this, in an youthful, giddy fashion.
(As to sex, good gracious me! Did I call that passion!)


vivinfrance said...

You and me both! Terrific exposition of my own philosophy.

vivinfrance said...

You and me both! Terrific exposition of my own philosophy.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, gorgeous view of the mountains. Sounds like a beautiful day. Thanks for sharing your post and photo. Have a great weekend.

Kranky Granny said...

Brenda, I love your shot this week.

I have been away from blogging for quite a while now due to health issues. I just returned to posting a photo a day on my photo blog. I still do not have the stamina to get back to my regular blog. I hope you will stop by and see where I have been lately.

I have miss visiting you here in blogland.

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Joe Todd said...

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