by Chet Raymo
There is a delicacy in nature- the hummingbird at the feeder, the gecko's flicking tongue, the textured sand after a shower. There is a power too- awesome and ominous, booming and cascading across the night. I think of lines from a poem of Grace Schulman, a poem called “In Place of Belief”:
that the unseen might dazzle into sight.”
Graphic: Storm over Tucson, Arizona in August, 2011.