Michigan green

I had the fortune to take a work trip to rural Michigan and back this week. What a beautiful drive with some beautiful real rain. Here is the poetic tribute to the thick green forest during this adventure…
Michegan green
Michigan green

Rain thrown against the windshield
like transparent bugs splayed
with eagle wings
then wiped away
off into the ferned roadside.

Rain must be the secret
to the Michigan green.
Thick forest,
dark as the Pantheon,
an oculus in the canopy
lets heaven stream down
lighting verdurous dapples
into the harbored wood.

The road a glistening path
edged by the green.
One path,
a yellow brick road
wandering to and fro
emerald small towns.

Driving through the green
the trees lean aside
to show the way.
Someday, when man is gone,
they will fold back over the road
erasing all trace of the traveled path.

But for now, they politely defer
and wait at road’s edge
crossing only by seeds in the wind
and patting us lovingly
on our tailgate
as if we are silly children
running through their long legs.

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About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face and is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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2 Responses to Michigan green

  1. Uzoma says:

    Wonderful tribute. Your words conjure a vivid mental image of the place and the beauty of life that surrounds it. Thanks for sharing.

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