BLACK COTTONWOOD & ASPEN—autumn contrast

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East Eagle Valley, South Wallowas
On the road in the American Northwest.


When we are TURNED AWAY from the Sun,

we see the leaf's texture, its movement in the wind,

its inner structure and pattern.

FACING THE SUN--backlit, the leaf suddenly

comes alive, like the music of a poem

we finally remember to read out loud.

(53) Listening is never 2nd-hand. Creative tradition
never repeats. The works of the past can only be
discovered afresh by ears made vigorous and young
by the challenge—and the wonder—
of the New and Unknown.

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ice falls
Ice Falls afternoon sirrus Afternoon
tree down Tree
fieldwork VIII.12.06 STATES—
water, ice,

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All Photographs & texts by Cliff Crego © 2012
(created: VI.1.2008)