The Rain Painting / Painting The Rain
Late November rain falling over geese
static upon a lake canvas
painted by the impressionism of
sackcloth and milkweed sky,
trees with few leaves left crowding shoreline,
green ridge rise to brown earth turned behind plow.
The flap of wings upon water
swirling the wet oil images into one another,
the curve of trees meets the ripple of sky
circling again and again concentric into the waved ridge
beneath the lift of feathers through a suggestion of mist,
the Monet of this moment framed by a window on the world.
painting: 'Break-up of the ice on the Seine' c1890 by Claude Monet