Craig Wisner

High Country (Daydreams).

rain chased back by a full moon

-visions of a bear in the same silver light

weaving shadow, becoming shadow

rooting in fragrant earth

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lakes cold, mercurial

echoing owl calls

with sweet indifference


And suddenly we find ourselves out, sagebrush speeding beside the highway, disoriented as if waking from a dream.  Lights and computer screens add to the seeming implausibility of the wind still blowing cool through the pines.  At this very moment.

What else is there to say?




3 responses

  1. Wow. Beautiful words and pictures!

    August 12, 2017 at 2:11 pm

  2. Jeremy

    Some good pictures, and a relevant point about the ease with which the mind’s eye “deletes” them. There’s a lot to think about, there.

    On that note, I sometimes struggle to take a picture. We hear about lewd internet pictures affecting attitudes towards the subject matter, and I wonder if the same could be said for any picture. Instead of asking how clear the air or water was, I could look at the picture you took, never ask, and you never repeat your story. Maybe, then, it fades in your mind all the quicker – as a Teacher you know the value of repetition. It would not surprise me to learn that the conspirators discussing cameras “stealing souls” were only depicted in that way because of Kodak.

    In practice, so long as we are aware of the limitations of technology, I don’t think we are really threatened, as the advertising behind early cameras would have liked us to think that photographs were memories, but just some (hopefully) HFCS-free food for thought. This was an excellent post with pictures that struck me with their beauty, pixels-wide depictions that they are. Thank you for sharing! We will hike one of these days. If you’d like me to swing by the school and throw an advertisement for LA Trade Tech once classes start and you’re settled, let me know.

    August 13, 2017 at 3:28 pm

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