Written for dVersePoets Open Link Night

I Walk These Hills

I walk upon these Ozark hills
I dream of a long summer day
far from this winter’s cell

I walk among giant chinquapin oaks
I listen for sounds of water falls
and the lone call from a pileated woodpecker

I walk along Lake Ann’s Bear Cove
I see a great blue heron take wing
and a half-submerged red-eared terrapin
slide into the blue-green waters

I watch in awe
a cloudless yellow butterfly’s landing
in sweet thistle and milk weed

I look for apple orchards
roadside fruit stands
and fresh ripe peaches to eat

I stand and watch an eagle glide
upon the sky winds
and see the day moon held in blue

I walk among wishing wells
fireflies and honey combs
I walk upon these Ozark hills

*Shared with @dVersePoets #OpenLinkNight this Second Tuesday of February, 13, 2013. http://dversepoets.com/

12 thoughts on “I Walk These Hills”

  1. and you took us for that walk as well….love the imagery…you know i was there this summer…matter of fact i met kathleen while i was there….thanks for taking me back for a bit…smiles…


  2. Thank you so much for taking time to visit and taking your time to leave your comment. So glad that you enjoyed my poetry.
    Also, thanks for your kind words. What country are you from?

    I hope someday you can travel to the United States and see our
    country. There are many places here that are truly wonderful.
    Sending you warm kindness your way today, joanie


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