Carol Snow

Today's very short poem reminds us there are two ways of looking at things.

Note: This is such a short poem, it should be read twice.

Near a shrine in Japan he'd swept the path
and then placed camellia blossoms there.

Or -- we had no way of knowing -- he'd swept the path
between fallen camellias.

from For, 2000
University of California Press, Berkeley, Calif.