Lucca A grace of green, the underleaf
of olive, the birdsong's cradling.
Januaries, Nature greets our eyes exactly as she must have greeted theirs: every square inch filling in with foliage - big leaves, little leaves, and giant leaves, blue, blue-green, and olive, with occasional lighter veins and edges, or a satin underleaf
turned over; monster ferns in silver-gray relief, and flowers, too, like giant water lilies up in the air - up, rather, in the leaves - purple, yellow, two yellows, pink, rust red and greenish white; solid but airy; fresh as if just finished and taken off the frame.
Either jungle or tapestry could be measured by "every square inch filling in"; either one can be graded by exquisite color distributions, by textured "satin underleaf
" and "silver-grey relief." Jungle or tapestry could be "solid or airy" or "fresh as if just finished and taken off the frame" (later, embroidered words even appear).