|In Widening Circles, oil on canvas, 18x18 in|
So, today, in tribute to that ferry ride and all the glory of the San Juan Islands and the poetry of Rilke, I painted this--a landscape--or is it?
I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
I may not complete this last one
but I give myself to it.
I circle around the primordial tower.
I've been circling for thousands of years
and I still don't know: am I a falcon,
a storm, or a great song?