When I run/jog, I like to listen to my iPod. (Best Mother's Day gift from my kids -- perhaps ever!) One of my favourite programs is Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac. Each five or so minutes long, I listen to them in clusters. At the end of each clip he reads a poem; this morning I heard the one for July 20 -- "Porcupine at Dusk" by Ingrid Wendt.
The second-last stanza held me captive:
"...[the porcupine]...disappears at last into cattails
and rushes, sunset, a vespers
of waterbirds, leaving me
still unwilling to move."
I came home and made this:
|"Vespers" - 9" x 9" (c) 2012|