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Author Name: Freependeriki 1 Comments
Date Added: August 15, 2011 13:08:30 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Free Verse
Category: Nature Add To Favorites | Text Only
On a High Hillside
Change gathered and windblown
in a high hillside hollow
Heather cowering in a bitter wind
spring to bloom in defiance
Scars gouged in the line of grass
by a cold movement of ice
Silvered waters glitter and run
Carving a path in layered stone
The remains of a far and distant time
exposed to the light of thought
on a high serrated cliff
Here the singing winds of ice and fire
carry the turn of every season
and the rains of Winter falling
carry a mountain to the sea
The cry of Woodcock ringing
across a lonely scree
The sky blue above shining
as the World spins to noon
This wild garden hanging
in the lee of hillside slopes
Erratics standing proud
A long legacy of ice sheets
A distant Rainbow shimmers
across a rolling river mist
Coils of cloud gather
and breathe a chilled wind
A storm brews Westward
We draw our coats tightly
and turn for home

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Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on August 16, 2011 07:40:45 AM Report


Your nature poems are so vivid ...Its like I can see it all half way around the world...

 Thank you this morning.... for sharing your azura eyes...with nature.

 Always~ Scarlett


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