Archive for September, 2010
sound on the north wind…
woman’s laugh in the breeze? No -
cranes are flying south.
Sometimes the visual haiku I love to make are simply haiku.
A couple weeks ago while staying at a friend’s house during an overnight trip, I waundered around her home just having fun with the camera. After a time I sat in a chair on the damp Seattle front porch, and just relaxed. Next to me, down in an expanse of lush green undergrowth floated a leaf.
The leaf was curled up, chewed up, golden in the green. I held the leaf for a long time, looking at the beauty of its passage in time. I imagined it on a tree somewhere around me, the summer it lived, the bugs that munched on it. I practiced the empathy that I find connects me to the leaf. While I held the leaf, I smoothed its waxy surface, and it opened up nearly flat again, revived. I made another picture. An understated leaf, understated moment, but somehow significant.