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. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.