This poem was inspired by the painting "The Jack Pine" (1917) by Canadian artist Tom Thomson. He is well-known for his influence on The Group of Seven, a group of famous Canadian artists. Many of Thomson's paintings (including "The Jack Pine") depict scenes from Algonquin Park - a provincial park here in Ontario, where I have camped many times with family and friends. Living in Ottawa, I am lucky enough to have access to many of Thomson's (and The Group of Seven's) original paintings, which hang in Canada's National Art Gallery here in the nation's capital. Here is a link to "The Jack Pine":http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/16/Jackpine.jpegAnd here is a link to Thomson's Wikipedia page:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Thomson
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a lone jack-pine
carves a pliable sky--
the artist lingers
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