18.6.07

the river has changed its course...

Spent time with this wonderful work... A rich, powerful read.







Natasha Trethewey

Native Guard










You can get there from here, though
there’s no going home.

        – from “Theories of Time and Space”


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             Ocracoke, NC




















Great Egret


















             Pamlico Sound

5 comments:

Collin said...

Natasha is brilliant. I had the honor of hearing her read much of this manuscript and seeing the galley. It's one of those books I pick up and say, "Damn, I wish I'd written this or that I could write like this in general."

Christine said...

That's what that is! A heron. I kept forgetting the name. I always see one or two of those beauties on my train ride to NJ>

sam of the ten thousand things said...

Christine, it's not a heron. It's an egret. I knew it was an egret the whole time - but for whatever reason, typed heron, knowing full well it couldn't be one, because they don't look like that.

But it is a magnificent bird, and let me come within about three feet.

-G.D. said...

that's on beautiful sunset, Sam.

sam of the ten thousand things said...

Thanks G.