Water Pictures

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
sneakers, waveringly.

A Haze for Roots


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