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Gathering Rosebuds: Interrupted Reverie 

 

 

 


Daisies and daylilies spotting the ditches

Cornflowers dancing with cornstalks swaying in the wind

Taunting morning flight of red-winged blackbirds

Frog and toad serenading me beside the still lake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Train whistles broadcasting coal, not commuters

Meadowlarks welcoming the morning sun

Mourning doves crying in cottonwood

Unpolished granite glistening in the sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barns decaying in overgrown fields

Warning whine of trains on the track

Hawks circling over last night’s coyote kill

Shriek of an eagle piercing the sky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creosote, crickets, cicadas and cattails

Mist rolling alongside me through the hills

Queen Anne’s Lace, coneflowers and coreopsis

Freshly mown hayfields scenting afternoon sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alfalfa, milo and sunflowers

Yucca, sage, grasses and thistles

The smell of sausage drifting through sunrise

Water reflecting the brilliance of setting sun

 

Quiet reverie

Interrupted by realization

That clicks of gears

Have given way

 

 

 

 

To the exultation of knowing

I am climbing hills

In the same gear

I had once used on flat stretches of land

 

DRAFT: This module has unpublished changes.

DRAFT: This module has unpublished changes.