October 2 - October 6, 2016

 
Thompson

 

at times it seems he almost knew
how short were his days to be
his broad strokes so bold, so bright
emphatic laid against excited canvas
as if his life were itself the brush
casting caution to fly on the winds
enthusiastic palette reveling a life
crowded full with joyful solitude
one man, in his canoe, on a lake
rejoicing the abundance of glory
bursting into a life cut short by years
whose echoes ceaselessly resound
like ripples left behind the paddle
that touch on shores as yet unseen