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From the St. Lawrence River

Painting for a Winter Baby by Sara Steele.
From the St. Lawrence River by Susan Windle.
©2002 by Susan Windle and Sara Steele, All Rights Reserved.

Size: 18 x 12


From the St. Lawrence River

For Meg


I wanted to bring you

something from this island:

a rock to stand on,

some rare and ancient fern.

A river of sunlight, basket

of birch bark, white pines

rising from pink granite:

the shape of the wind.


I wanted to bring you

something you can count on:

a thousand useless islands,

broken and worn, stitched,

like shards of jade

into the dazzling, blue

robe of the river.


©2002 by Susan Windle

These archival Iris giclée prints were done on Hahnemuhle acid-free 100% cotton rag watercolor paper with Equipoise fine art inks. These are open edition prints, signed by artist and poet.

Dimensions refer to image size, including text, and are rounded to the nearest 1/2 inch; there is a minimum 1/2 inch white border on all four sides.