Picture: The Great Falls

 

The Passaic River is

interrupted

on its journey to the sea by

Little Falls

then

Great Falls

in Paterson, New Jersey

that inspire poets,

lovers and photographers.

My screen shows

a couple on the bridge

we all pause

a moment –

 

I allow the water

to move them

ever so slightly,

then take the picture.

 

 

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Irises

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Not Vincent’s bouquets tumbling from a pitcher,

or his gardens of sword-shaped leaves and blooms

spilling off canvas, but these wife-picked flowers –

glass vase alone by the white wall,

plants I have been tending since childhood.

 

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