Octavio Paz opens his poem Between Going and Staying with the following – Between going and staying the day wavers, in love with its own transparency.
The way a pond reflects its surrounding woods can change by the minute, the hour, and the season. Arboreal Reflection #3 is based on the reflections of a greening forest on a calm day. No ripples to disturb the clarity of tree trunks and branches mirrored in the water. The beginnings of flotsam (duckweed and pollen) produce a zig zag of pattern on the surface, which in turn is interrupted by the sheen of reflected sky. Everything is reflected; this layering of experience and fact becomes a transparent whole that seems to transcend the intervals of minutes.
I often go back to my shelf of poetry books for inspiration. Details below. Enjoy.