Sunday, July 10, 2011

a beautiful journey (pictures I didn't take)

so many images I missed because the train whizzed past so fast
or I wasn't quick enough with my camera
and a rare image fleeted by
or was blocked by a sudden conspiracy of overgrowth

a long-necked heron, poised on a rock surveying the river
a small red boat pulled onto land
resting atilt between stands of orange daylilies
against a vibrant backdrop of blue sky and river
a pair of far away figures seated in a rowboat
silent and still upon the water
as in a Winslow Homer painting
Winslow Homers everywhere, at every turn
in the distance a single three-masted schooner
with pristine white sails
spectacular day & scenery


Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910), Inland Waters, 1901, watercolor on paper, 13.75 x 21 in., The Masterworks Foundation, Bermuda

Winslow Homer, Rowboat, 1880, watercolor over graphite on paper, Bowdoin College Museum of Art

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