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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Poem ... circa 1980


This painting, "Dancing Trees", was not done at the time, but it illustrates the magic of the forest in the Adirondacks:

Adirondack Weekend

Secret caves and azaleas
Cranberry bushes
A fawn curled at the foot of a tree
Jack-in-the-pulpits everywhere
Tiny snakes and orange newts
Wild strawberries and thyme carpeting the hill
Slate slabs
Pollywogs as thick as sperm, wiggling their way
Goldfinch, bumblebees
A mud puppy floating still, hanging in the water
Slippery stones crossing a waterfall
Tree frogs singing all night
And us.

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