Forty damn gallons…

psalm 179, oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, copyright 2013, RVJart.com
psalm 179

Sugar on Snow

Forty damn gallons
of sap for one gallon sweet.
Cold spring’s industry
works dilute joy from bare trees.
In Florida: oranges.
Matthew Wright lowercase paradise
This tanka is also on display as part of Montpelier’s PoemCity project.  Over 200 Vermont poets have their work shown on the shop windows downtown during April, anyone who can get there should.

psalm 179, oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis,  RVJart.com