I wanted to embody spring
but the snow kept coming.
The sun kept hiding and
I couldn't wait for green.
So I made my own verdant way
in a shouting mess of snowflakes
to a corner of yard that begged no pomp or parade.
I asked birch of her branches
how to find depth in different shades of brown.
I asked birds of loud noises
how to sing falsetto.
(continued poem, 'The Wait', on the Blog, HERE.)
Caught in the folds of an icy April, I built this piece for the mud season currently upon us in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. I wrote a poem to go with it, inspired by this piece and the crazy waiting from Winter to Spring.
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