Poems for Kent (continued)

Inspired by the drawings of Rockwell Kent included in the autobiographical collection Wilderness: A journal of quiet adventure in Alaska

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“The Snow Queen”

dawn
when night and day
spoon eachother on
black sand beach

and across the bay
white mountains
stand indifferent
they know
only light
and shadow

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“Rain Torrents”

Ribbons
ever rushing
vertical path
from sea
to sky
or sky
to sea
even great mountains
become fluid
in such torrents

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“Kent’s cabin”

Kent’s cabin
drawn on
rare sunny day
ink caught on paper
shadows on log walls
Rockwell’s magpie
in box-trap cage
beside
low door

from this perspective
one cannot see
the great gaps
between logs
or hear
yeast jug
blow its cork
inside

in Kent’s wilderness
stumps equal sunshine

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