Found art

Hi everyone,

I love good art when I find it.

This is an accretion of last fall’s leaves, this spring’s Bradford pear petals from a neighbor’s yard, and tree pollen from a gusty day — mixed in a rich gumbo and served on the cover of our pool. Yum yum.

P.S. I have been requested to write a poem inspired by this picture, so here goes.

The Recipe

Rain water, let it set,
Hackberry leaves, wet,
Tree pollen, add to taste,
Rotting blossoms, yard waste,
Eggs of something yet unhatched,
Drowned beetles, wind dispatched,
If you have enough to spare,
Drop in spiders here and there,
Season liberally with germs,
Caterpillars, dead worms.
A masterpiece fit to sigh for,
Though truthfully, a stew to die for.

© 2019 David L. Harrison, all rights bottled and reserved

13 comments on “Found art

  1. of course, I suppose you could find a way to have that photo blown way UP then printed & framed, under shiny glass. shiny glass always makes things better, more storebought-looking, doncha know….

    • Wish I had a better camera than the one of my phone. Well actually I do still own a camera but haven’t used it in years. Yup, blowing it up and getting it framed would be fun. Not sure my M.O.W. would let me hang it though. Says the walls are already covered. Humph.

  2. I like my gumbo
    In a bowl.
    Lots of flavor,
    Lots of soul.

    Add a scoop
    Of cajun rice,
    Makes my taste buds
    Feel so nice!

      • LOL! I’ll share!

        Thought up this little poem while eating a BBQ sandwich for lunch. The guy who made my pork and cole slaw sandwich had told me about a Po Boy sandwich he’d made at home last night. That put Cajun in my mind!

    • Good morning, Jeanne! I’m running late this Saturday morning. I’m glad you like my nature gumbo poem. Have a good weekend.

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