Monday, November 12, 2007

Ray Rasmussen: DRAGONFLY

Three days of steady rain pummeling the cabin's roof. This morning it has slowed to a soft hiss. The break comes in late afternoon, the wind gentling, spots of sun breaking though, clouds turning white, the surface mirroring the sky.

A gray heron rests on the red canoe. As I approach, it lifts off, wings tapping paired ripples.

My paddle dips & rises in a steady rhythm, stirs reflections of cloud and mountain. Water drips off, becomes lake again.

the surface
red dragon fly

by Ray Rasmussen
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
first published in Ink, Sweat & Tears, Wed., 23 May 2007

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