Two Cranes on a Snowy Pine (after Hokusai)
Who knows where bird
begins and tree
which branch shifts
snow, which bears
eternity. This, too, will share
with no thought
This first appeared in Panoply in summer, 2016, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Many thanks to editors Ryn Holmes, Jeff Santosuosso and Andrea Walker for this honor, my first such nomination.
It also appears in my forthcoming chapbook, From Every Moment a Second.
See the woodblock print that sparked this poem: Hokusai