And So It Was The Day a Country Gentleman Took a New Wife
-- for M. Laur and Aude Cosette, and for Scott Joplin
Leaf from sycamore, Platanus occidentalis,
breaks from branch, rattles to earth.
Well, of course. This is fall and wind and Kansas,
20 degrees Fahrenheit forecast for Thursday.
The break, an audible snap, severs spent
green, shatters ennui of rocking chair, exposes
shades of summer, as he and she, and the tree,
move into winter radiance, a mottle of whites:
green to grey to white, yes, . . . one after another,
. . . another, forward and then back to beginning,
rhythm certain as the arc of hunter’s moon, dark
and fertile as heat of absence and disquiet of solace
through which they have waited and trusted, yes,
a leaf might come from branch like this, bending
into evening, grotesque in elegant opposition
to some ordered/disordered union with trunk.
Can all this, he wonders, really be—he and she—
the upper branches radiant in reflection on window
newly alive to the night: lamp light, open book,
quiet talk, slow notes of a drag, a prance, a march
onward, the must of their being taking rise?
Deer Gracing Winter for Susan and Tariq Mixed Media on Paper 4" x 4" sold
Country Walk - Diptych Ink on Paper 12" x 6" each sold
Fall Coming On Mixed Media on Paper 12" x 12" sold
Earth and Sky I Mixed Media on Paper 12" x 12"
Earth and Sky II Mixed Media on Paper 8" x 8"
Earth and Sky III Mixed Media on Paper 12" x 12"
Earth and Sky IV Mixed Media on Paper 12" x 12"
Earth and Sky V Mixed Media on Paper 6" x 12"
Fog Lifting Triptych Mixed Media on Cradle Board 8" x 8" each panel
The Burn I Collage on Paper 7" x 5"
The Burn II Collage on Paper 10" x 8"
Where Even Skies are Green Mixed Media on Paper 12" x 12" sold
Inside the Target I Watercolour on Paper 12" x 12"
Inside the Target II Watercolour on Paper 12" x 12"
Inside the Target III Watercolour on Paper 12" x 12"
Targets for Red Frame I Watercolour Collage on Paper 12" x 6" sold
Targets for Red Frame II Watercolour Collage on Paper 12" x 6" sold
Target Practice I Collage on Paper 11" x 3" sold
Target Practice II Collage on Paper 11" x 3 sold
Target Practice III Collage on Paper 11" x 3" sold