Mar/Apr 2021 • Vol. XLIII No. 2 Nature’s Nature |

The Sketchbook

Let’s begin with these scales Of gold light riding a script of leaves & ferns twisting along The antique boulevard as it Swings suddenly to pass below The old palazzi Stacked up against the hillside Red tiles lit by late afternoon sun The blond & amber stones Trembling almost shifting a little In the heat & glare as The boulevard angles off again This time down to the beach & rocks & sea beginning to rustle Just as the tides come in to brush The hunched shoulders of the seawall Along the strand of white sands Where he paused to pick up a stone The size of a marble & shaped like An egg Its base green as kelp yet Veined with an electric yellow & at Its bald tip a ridge of rose not Scarlet but the dull red Of clay ran marking the randomness Of stone Even this one she’d drawn In her sketchbook after they’d walked Out that afternoon along the seawall To an abandoned Lighthouse — a dead heron sprawling Across the flagstones of the path — & in her Sketchbook she caught its

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