Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fort Bragg, CA: Contrasts

images from Ft. Bragg, CA, February 2010

the riverbed full of sea-wrack, flotsam, wreckage,
boats full of memory and dream, littering the Noyo,
detritus, houseboat life, long-term and nomadic,
human refuge, human refuse, human sanctuary and wrack

down the river valley, sun-shadow moves under the crane's wing

whirl of cedar stump overgrown with coastal vine
the choke and dance of living

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Blogger Elisabeth said...

Fort Bragg seems busy and contrasts well with the trees overloaded with ivy. Thanks, Art.

8:07 AM  
Blogger mand said...

Luvvit. Especially the 'choke and dance of living'.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...


I am probably giving an exaggerated-contrast portrait of Ft. Bragg here, as it's really all of a piece. The coast along here, in Mendocino County, is rough and wild and beautiful, green even in winter, bleakly beautiful even in winter when the storms are pushing the boats hard against their bumpers and piers.

12:18 AM  

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