Aglow, this shifting image
Shows angel-haloes, auras:
Side-lit in silent trumpet
By standing candle lighthouse,
A navigator's hazard.
Rock, molded slow and pressured,
Root-grooved with sluices, fissured:
A wind-shaped, clay-sloped pillow
Or old man's folded elbow
Traversed with nerves and runnels,
Life-like architecture, or
An alphabet's lost letter.
(When you're in the Peace Corps, you tend to have a lot of spare time to do things like set up an elaborate photo tableau -- and then write a poem about it! Who knew I would someday have a blog allowing me to present the two together?)