Monday, February 2, 2009

Nature Poetry Worth Remembering

The bright moon lights the path
through the gray woods
From the unlit depths of the hollow
comes the soft sound of broken water
A faint brightness
or is it a low cloud
within the eastern sky
The earth is hushed

Harlan Hubbard
from his journal entry for February 2, 1953


Susan R said...

Hey Bob! Isn't Harlan Hubbard interesting! I picked up several different journals of his from Louisville's library after his paintings were on display at the Steamboat Museum in Jeffersonville, IN...back in May, 2008, I think. Have you seen any of his work? Somewhere I have the booklet they sold with copies of his art in it. He did both paintings and woodblock prints...and his passion was making images of the steampowered boats that worked the river...he was "recording" them thru his artwork just when they began to die out. -Susan R

Bob Lenning said...

Hey Susan! Good to hear from you. Yes, I sure do find Hubbard interesting. I have his journal from Payne Hollow and another book by someone else about the same time period. I would like to read about their trip on the river sometime too. I'd love to see the booklet you described if it turns up!