Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Luminous Afternoon, Plum Island

they stop their car thinking I've pulled over to observe some colorful migrating bird; it's just an empty stretch of marsh and sky

everywhere I look the shapeless forms of dunes and cumulus clouds unshape the fabrication of the mind

this man-made heart-shaped pond in the middle of the wildlife refuge on plum island--what surprising silence!

three white swans appear to be objective shadows in mercurial reflections of the setting autumn sun

all alone with wind and waves and why: the beach and dunes are absolutely empty but the sea is full of sky

~Son Rivers 2009

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