Thursday, July 29, 2010

Scene Enacted Toward The Back Of The House

I am about to slant
the shutters downward
but you knock, your handsome face
captured on evening's window.

I perceive more of you now
in this after light
when dusk dims the stress
of a business day,

and the moon draws out
the poet, his eyes
that see it floating large
as a water opal
in the desert sky.

They invite me to join
the gazing, to step
beyond the door
and let my shadow dissolve
with yours, transfigured in the trees
as Saguaro pillars
cast their temple on the ground.

The painting is called "Summer Evening" by Edward Hopper.