Thursday, October 7, 2010

Lake Light, October

LAKE LIGHT, OCTOBER- painting by Kevin Macneil Brown,
watercolor on paper, October, 2010

Painted on the boat:
Blue circles, lines, and
Contours to reflect

The journey,
The opening of space
That the prow,
Cutting gently,
Seeks and sublimates

The sky was a sea
For birds and remembrance
In high September

So many strange colors:
Pines and maples and oaks and
Hemlocks; the sharp and
Piercing red
Of berries on mountain ash.

He had brought corn and
Salt, a small flask of
Trader’s whiskey;
Flint and bacon grease,
Line, weight, bait….

River, you have
Brought me here, he
Then smiled and shivered.

Stars rose like
everything must

Now October
On the skin of these waters.

-Kevin Macneil Brown