Note: I took some artistic license with the word "trapdoor." I separated it for dramatic emphasis, in case anyone was hung up on the spelling, ha. But dictionary.com says it can be "trap door" too, so maybe it's okay anyway. Thanks for reading!
is a photo I took this summer at Artist Point in Yellowstone National Park.The location got its name because it was widely
believed that Thomas Moran created a sketch there which he used to create his
famous 1872 painting, The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.In 1890
photographer F. Jay Hanes published a park guidebook with the name and the
title stuck.The location Moran actually
used is now called Moran Point.
was trying to convey the essence of that history in the poem, as well as
another message which I think has a connection to artistry of any type: poetry,
photography, painting, mothering…smiles…etc. that, even if it may not be perfect, it can
still be pretty beautiful.