This post is really an excuse to share May Swenson‘s amazing poem “Water Picture.” My shots, taken in Seattle during the recent weeks of endless rain, don’t do justice to it. But I hope they at least set a frame of mind for the poem. The excerpt below is only one of four stanzas; the whole poem is here. Sunshine is predicted for Sunday, and I can’t wait to shoot some new pictures.
from May Swenson’s “Water Picture”
Treetops deploy a haze of
cherry bloom for roots,
where birds coast belly-up
in the glass bowl of a hill;
from its bottom a bunch
of peanut-munching children
is suspended by their
11 thoughts on “Water Pictures”
I’m glad you like the photos, Simon, and thanks for the follow! I enjoy your blog, too.
Its a great poem, and your photos complement it without being slavish. Thanks for taking a gander at my witterings!…
You cannot beat a reflection! :)
Thank you! And thanks for checking out my blog.
lovely picture with a lovely poem .. thanks!
I agree with Emanuel – great combination. Really like the otherness to the shots.
Thanks, Emanuel, for visiting my blog.
The poem and the pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing both!