Aerial Photograph: California Desert Sands

Aerial Photograph: California Desert Sands

A Poem by T. F. Rice
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I wrote this after looking at a picture of evaporation ponds in CA; I wish I could recall in what publication. Poem appeared in Le Mot Juste publication (LMJ title translates to "the right word")/

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Aerial Photograph: California Desert Sands

 

 

From the sky

evaporation ponds

 

dissolve into

prehistory

 

cave painting on

desert landscape

 

blues and whites

sewn-together shapes

 

so strange

against the orange and greys

 

of this artistry

this topography

 

lead-grey roads

curve round pond

 

panes of stained glass

clear and exact

 

nearby mesa rises

like a staircase

 

only from high

can man be seen

 

an editor

he is always

 

erasing and

redrawing

 

the art

already here

© 2012 T. F. Rice


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Hi T.F.
I liked this ! I was a aerail cartographer for a number of years ( Lan-Sat ) and you hit the nail on the head. There's no picture like it.

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