In response to Carol V.’s Autumn Palette poetry-photo invitation, I pondered this photo taken by my husband…
Now, please don’t peek below…If you were responding to this photo in poem, what words does this image inspire from you? I’d love to know!… As for me…
….Reflecting on the reflection, I reflected on Narcissus, reflecting that before camera-produced selfies, there were the nature-made selfies, courtesy of water…..and voila! a photo-poem:
Good thing that the trees are smarter and more humble than Narcissus. I’m glad they don’t get infatuated with themselves; don’t topple into the water.
Without uprooting or taking leave of themselves, what a splash of color they add to the water, without subtracting any beauty or diminishing any hue from what reaches above–into the heavens.
In reflecting on that truth, I totally agree with Joyce Kilmer…”I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree…Poems are made by fools like me, but only God can make a tree.” Amen!
Upon further reflection, truly, trees are ten times ten times more than twice-tremendous….