Saturday, August 9, 2008

Fish Creek, Denali National Park, July 2006

A Sketch

a sketch
a dream

hands feeling the drag pure draft
feet turning in tandem

three hundred and sixty degrees
upon tundra, taiga, tussock

surveying the echo, the eco
of the last great frontier

the big empty of Alaska
filling, fulfilling the soul

Denali in the distance,
a Michelangelo (stone sculpted)
a Caravaggio (light dappled)
a Leonardo (perception altered)

a still evolving,
incomplete artist's rendering
of a lost religion

an Athabaskan altar
Hudson Stuck's steeple
a Sourdough cemetery

a vision
a fever
a dream
a sketch

image by Linda Frances

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