Monday, February 25, 2013

after break

 landscape tapestry
so familiar, 
i see almost daily
this backside of my land
beyond the ecotone
 afternoon flat light and little snow
keep my boots wet, 
wendy's coat soaked
 the snow is rich manure
for poor men this year
 who knows what she sees now,
certainly the snow
clouds and shadows.
she rolls her head into the crunchy snow
her body no longer follows the lead of her exuberant spine
she looks over her shoulder
at me. yes?
she is quiet and tired after half a walk,
will make her chatty border collie
grunt-talk when we get home
until i feed her
then she will rest nearby
a curl, a comma, of dog.
 the ecoprint on cave flax paper 
has me pleased.


Nancy said...

These seem to be good days for the two of the moment. I think of you as I am almost finished with A Walk in the And Valerianna :)

Valerianna said...


I recognize that view from my imagination and my paintings.

ronnie said...

the snow-scapes are so delightful - so exquisite is the monochromatic palette - and I love how wendy's coat coordinates with the scene :~)

Ms. said...

...beautiful here too...:-)

Fiona Dempster said...

Beautiful landscapes - and I love the description of Wendy as a comma - perfection!

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

The photos of the landscape are really beautiful. Thank you. . .

roz said...

from here your dyed flax paper look almost waxed.. a wonderful patina over such rich dark marks.

neki desu said...

there's a certain nobility in wendy that you capture so well.

Velma Bolyard said...

nancy, on the on the whole yes, but it's challenging
valerie, so north woods--
ronnie, she does suit the land
ms, yes
fiona, originally my daughter said it, and it's so true!
gloria, thanks!
roz, now that's a good idea-wax
neki, thank you. she's quite a personality!

Penny Berens said...

You and Wendy have lovely views to enjoy on your walks.
Love what happened in the dye pot.

india flint said...

Blessed be the Dog. and she who walks/dances with Dogs.

Alice said...

Paper, dog, trees, all beautiful, together and separately.

mansuetude said...

Beautifully written. Shared.

Velma Bolyard said...

penny, methingks you and the rusty ones do also!
india, we do a bit of dancing here, she and me
alice, thanks, alice
m, thank you.

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