Travels with Paddles

a sea kayaking journal

Axel Schoevers (Photo: A. de Krook) Name:
Axel Schoevers
Rijswijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Winter Time

I am back home for the Winter and catching up with backlogs. People ask me "Why is your website not updated?" I think I have you spoiled. All that travelling keeps me away from my computer at home. But today I finally caught up! And I watched the brand new DVD "This is the Sea two". Highly recommended, although one could argue that I am somewhat biased... I will be off again soon (Northern Ireland) and far away from my home computer for a bit.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Walked by hand, runs by itself

A circle of teeth rotates slowly,
preparing all that is in it's mouth for deadly impact

Cuts grass, weeds,
Slashes reed,
Chops blackberry vines,
Hacks hidden garden hose,
Rips scars in uneven soil,

Severs unfortunate caterpillars,
Terrorizes fleeing vole...

Wounds, field dressed by falling leaves
Autumn rain sheets
Winter snow blankets

Green, the colour of Spring
Yellow, the colour of Summer

Stones and concealed wire fence will bring the violence to a temporary halt,
so does running out of gasoline...

Switching off the running,
the farm girl stops walking...

"the grim reaper"

on a Puget Island Washington farm