Amy Brunvand, “Page Setup> Orientation”

Take a sheet of blank white writing paper
Oriented with the longest edge
On top: This represents a kind of landscape
Created by anthropogenic magic,
A quarter twist of plane geometry
Reveals mountain peaks and grassy pastures;
No upheavals of orogeny
Required to convert this portraiture
Into a pleasing photogenic vista,
The canvas simply turns and settles down
Like an old dog resting, et voilà!
On this page where history is written
A pleasing vision of the Earth is shown
To map exactly to our own reflection.

 

 

 

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