Some photographers take reality… and impose the domination
                    of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more
                    tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love                     and revelation.
– Ansel Adams

                    Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting                     that is felt rather than seen. – Leonardo da Vinci

The blessing is a breeze—
one more cool breath
on damp skin
I begin to count,
test and tease
to elevate my spirit
mowing September’s lawn.

Few of the harsh natures
we claim we control—
keep confined like
biting dogs grinning
into that same breeze—
can we look in the eye
to find tender reflection:

all the good and evil
gods ingrained
in the details:
the tamarack’s twist
of pain or the hawk’s
hooked beak still
living beyond us.

One response to “SEPTEMBER’S LAWN

  1. Poetry has the ability to conjure images in the mind as vivid as a painting and envelope you as softly as a mother’s embrace


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