Friday, January 30, 2009

O, a deer



U.S. President Barack Obama walks
the wintry path to the Oval Office
(photo: Jason Reed/Reuters)



1.
freshly fallen snow
ominously crookèd limbs
meeting south lawn's brush

lonely winter deer
a confident leader's walk
the White House: next stop

2.
camera's f-stop
aperture setting for snow
capturing O's walk

O's sauntering limbs
behind: a camouflaged deer
painting with broad brush

3.
from snow-dappled brush
dazzled doe comes to full-stop:
photograph's lone deer

ignoring brief snow
beneath the snow-laden limbs
the new leader walks

4.
the new leader walks
in front of snow-dappled brush
beneath snowy limbs

doe comes to full-stop
dappling January's snow:
photograph's lone deer

5.
background: hidden deer
foreground: leader's stately walk
f-stop set for snow

painting with broad brush
camera's shutter freeze-stops
O's sauntering limbs

6.
beneath crookèd limbs
walking past lone winter deer
the White House: next stop

the new leader walks
passing White House south lawn's brush:
freshly fallen snow

Haiku.
behind snowy limbs
a lone deer in frozen stop:
she brushes O's walk




a (haiku-)sestina using photo-inspired (not actually random) end-words: snow limbs brush deer walk stop

doubly prompted by read write poem's prompt #63: sestina, randomly (gypo) and totally optional prompts' Intersections (rfp)