Ars Poetica -5-

not what others see

but what you do

arranging yourself

before the framed

scene you mistook

for painting is photo

is landscape is

simply the view

click contrapuntal

to the drip of melting

snow off tiered pines

you mistook for rain

mistook for firs

marmot you thought

was woodchuck groundhog

whistles when angry stands

facing away darts of sweeping

the rocks with his russet tail

the woman in a russet gown

swept back by stilled winds

faces into yesterday’s storm

double-exposed snow piled

against the lee of a shed

Not What Others See - Photo by Willy Wilson

Not What Others See - Photo by Willy Wilson

the woman in a russet gown  swept back by stilled winds  faces into yesterday’s storm  Jennifer Kapala

the woman in a russet gown

swept back by stilled winds

faces into yesterday’s storm

Jennifer Kapala

arranging yourself before the framed scene - photo by Barb Toyama

arranging yourself before the framed scene - photo by Barb Toyama