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Painted Water
01-AUG-2009 Sarah Rehfeldt

Painted Water

ON LEARNING HOW TO LOOK

But see –
if you look behind the waves,
beyond each single stroke of silver-threaded water,
to where the sky connects
in an ever-increasing pattern of ruffled light and darkness –
that is where you’ll find,
inches above the water, hovering,
a world so quiet, even the remotest of sounds can vanish into it.
You need only to look.
Just look.


Words and image by Sarah Rehfeldt. Please do not copy without my permission.

Poem published in Weber - The Contemporary West, vol. 32, no. 1 (Fall 2015): http://www.weber.edu/weberjournal/Fall_2015.html

Reprinted in The Inflectionist Review, issue 5 (Summer 2016) and nominated for the 2017 Orison Anthology.


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