Archive for April, 2021

Animals, Art, Culture, Human Landscape, Painting, Poetry

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Bird and Broom

I’ve dropped my broom

run out of the house

sonic boom of a fighter jet

bird song halted.

How will you pick up your song

and I my broom

and carry on?…

by × April 14, 2021 × 0 comments

Agriculture, Frontier, Out West, Place

Henry (H.L.) Wolf; Independence on the Plains, Gathering Chips; Late 19th century; Albumen silver print; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas; P1976.19.11

Gathering Chips

One of my favorite photographs hangs in my bathroom.

At its center is a wheelbarrow, with wooden handles, braces, and legs. The ten-spoke wheel is iron. Cow chips – dry dung – are stacked two feet high in the tray. …

by × April 12, 2021 × 0 comments

Adirondack, Conservation, Culture, Forests

John

John

This summer I walked behind John in the woods. I followed him as he followed the trail. “Flies are getting bad,” he’d grumble, reaching for the tobacco in his pocket. I quickened my step whenever John puffed on his pipe, …

by × April 10, 2021 × 0 comments