Tuesday, July 31, 2012


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

1 comment:

Judy Warner said...

Love it!