Saturday, December 1, 2012

One-Hundred-Year-Old Oak

photoart: ralph murre

One-Hundred-Year-Old Oak
by David Scheler

The sumi-e brush
of the moon
inks across the slope
to my stairs,
tattoos the snowdrifts
with crisp silhouettes
of boughs, limbs and twigs––
chiaroscuro veining
reminding us
of what was once
a landscape
owned by owl and oak––
now a line drawing
on a wash of white,
sketched across
this parchment scroll.

~ first published in Plainsongs