Mourning Images–Revised

I have loved the carved, cherry-wood block, but the prints just didn’t seem to work I cleaned up the original block and added three more colors carved from linoleum blocks.  I like the resultant print much better than the original. I think I am either doing a better job of carving, I am using better tools, or both. 

Mourning Images

While silent peacocks simply fade away
into the stubble of the barley field,
it’s just a common, early autumn day
with early morning fog. A Stellar jay
is raucous, momentarily revealed,
while silent peacocks simply fade away.
A squirrel in a California bay
chatters at me, then it too is concealed.
It’s just a common, early autumn day
and soon the fog will lift. I hear the neigh
of yearlings, (Memories: the past congealed)
while silent peacocks simply fade away.
(The arboretum, brilliant sunlight, May.)
That silent gaping wound has long since healed.
It’s just a common, early autumn day.
She would not tell me why she would not stay,
but that’s resolved, has long since been annealed;
while silent peacocks simply fade away.
It’s just a common, early autumn day.

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