Budding | Ah, Spring!

Budding | Ah, Spring!


Pairings Matted Set - This open edition print and poem set is matted and ready to frame. The paper size is 13 x 19 inches, and the overall, matted size is approximately 15 x 28 inches (horizontal) or 24 x 21 inches (vertical). 

Philip Conkling’s accompanying poem . . .

Ah, Spring!

Ah, Spring; Ah, North!
I watch you cross the cove and 
Slowly ripen on the mountain slope
Each evening in spring light.

Such a late bloomer, I think,
But you sure can slow dance.
My heart is in my throat watching
Your red maple buds flush to first flower,

So sweet, so innocent, each year
Before insistent yellow poplar and birch
Leaking sap, burst into view.
Take your time; summer will come.

No need to rush the green season’s ease
Nor the drying winds of fall, nor imagine
The leafless winter when we stand naked 
Before each other, numb as a hake.

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