Fallen Petals in Wet Grass

fallen magnolia petals and crab apple blossoms in wet grass

When the spring rains come, the litter of magnolia petals and crab apple blossoms somehow reminds me of the Ezra Pound poem, “In a Station of the Metro”:

The apparition of these faces in the crowd:

Petals on a wet, black bough.

That image! Like a painting, a flash of insight, a glimpse of the eternal.

Dog paths strewn with fallen pink crab apple blossoms (beneath wet, black boughs)

 

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. My blog is a space for playing with ideas about creativity, innovation, lifelong learning, and the nature of "insight."
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