Soul of the Northwest

BigLeaf maple

 

Big leaf maple,  Acer macrophyllum,

leaves shine sugar coated.

Alive in a hundred shades of green,

I am the Northwest, soul of the planet.

Catch a raindrop.

Tip your chin up.

Drink sky water.

Splash into the lake.

Mystery lies in downward clouds.

Wait for the midnight owl.

C.J. Prince

Copyright 2016

 

POSTCARD POETRY FESTIVAL: August 6, 2013

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Big leaf maple,   

leaves shine sugar coated.

Alive and a hundred shades of green,

I am the Northwest, soul of the planet.

Catch a raindrop.

Tip up your chin.

Drink sky water.

Splash into the lake.

Mystery lies in downward clouds.

  Wait for the midnight owl.

           ©2013 C.J. Prince

          Bellingham, Washington