if there's one thing I
like to watch, it's hopping birds
on winter branches
source for today's image: the webpage of artist Robert Hower. "Winter Birds" (1997-8) is what he calls "an iris print on arches," a description that makes me feel, all over again, how little I know about the production of visual art--and how much I want to learn. In his artist's statement, Hower writes, "The viewer, if willing, should find an emotional connection or a constructed personal narrative within the digital field." You can let my haiku hop around in this image like the birds on the sunny tree outside my office. That's the personal narrative I'm offering today: me, in my office, watching.