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Michael Estabrook

Love of Nature

In the middle
of the pinkest bush
a single wine-red rose
reflects the sun
something Van Gogh or Monet
would’ve thought to paint
especially with a final spurt of color
as a bluebird streaks by.

© by Michael Estabrook.
Used with the author’s permission.



Michael Estabrook, a small press poet since the 1980s, says he is "always striving for greater clarity and concision and for rendering language more succinct, precise, accessible and appealing--a Sisyphean adventure for sure." Now retired after 40 years, Michael is enjoying having more time to write and to work outdoors.

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Lori Levy:
Like a painting. Beautiful.
Posted 04/16/2019 04:01 PM
Short and sweet!
Posted 04/16/2019 09:34 AM
I believe you've used all the primary colors, Michael! Love shades of red, yellow and blue. Yes, surely the Masters of brush would have loved these images.
Posted 04/16/2019 09:25 AM
Posted 04/16/2019 08:41 AM
Concise and very lovely! Jancan
Posted 04/16/2019 08:30 AM
Beautiful and full of Clairty, Michael. Thank you.
Posted 04/16/2019 08:29 AM
Larry Schug:
Same comment as posted yesterday--It's all about light. You have also painted a beautiful picture with black and white words and spaces that generate color in my mind.
Posted 04/16/2019 07:00 AM

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