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Origins

grassy slope, picstopin.com
I’ve taken Earth to task
On wind-tossed hills
Eruptions, losses, turnings
All stirring railing questions
As if by own own reason
Resolving shifting landscapes.
More recently I’ve observed
Earth up close & personal
Taking in each line & shadow
Each echoing sound & chance
To hear a redemptive song
In the long restless dance
Of seasons coming & going
At rest, or arrested purely
At the wonder of being here.

© 2014 S. Michaels
Flatlander

image: grassy slope, picstopin.com

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Winding Road

Rainy highway, northerneast Scotland
Glassy reflective hills
Places I have known
Tender dream roads
Rippled by rain
Rivers winding on
Less-traveled places
Highways of my soul
Reminding me all’s not lost
For whenever I return
To where my heart belongs
I remember I am home

© 2014 S. Michaels
Flatlander

image: 2008 Highland roads, S. Michaels


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Spring Break

desktopwallpapers4.me
Small signs of change
Slow-going growth
Early violets and shoots
Buried knee deep in snow
Reminders of winter’s weight
And old fences needing paint
As sunlight sifts and drifts
Rainbows sprouting underfoot
Dyes, eggs and bright Easter tables
Green blades pushing through
Shaking a sputtering Earth awake

©  2014 S. Michaels
Flatlander

image: desktopwallpapers4.me


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Promontory

coolwallpapershd.org
Escarpments talk
Racing rivers lift me
At unclaimed windows
I view untouched wilds
Holding me too close
I stand on mountains
Silent as a stone
Taller than dreams

© 2014 S. Michaels
Flatlander

image: coolhdwallpapers.org


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Equinox

hdwallpapers.com

Citrine snow mounds
like fool’s gold
steel blades flashing
circling loops and crazy eights
winter’s dry hacks muffled
lungs expanding, refilling
reconnoitering with sun
unequivocal, we swoop
scoring, taking a chance
the ice will hold
until we are done

© 2014 S. Michaels
Flatlander

image: hdwallpapers.com


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X-Roads

forwallpaper.com
On the other side
of fields once familiar
past old rail lines
by the town’s edge
where chairs changed
a swift musical switch
bypassing familiar borders
bridges suddenly strong
beneath me, I catch stride
moving into something new

© 2014 S. Michaels
Flatlander

image: forwallpaper.com


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Terra Firma

2013 Clear Lake, S.L. Young

On tumbled stoney shores
unmoved by changing light
chasing wind-entangled nights
i’ve felt melodies of rain
touch the curves of Earth
Dancing on dappled sands
without an end to play
i’ve caught the loon’s cry
across the still, still lake
then tucked a stone deep
in my pocket to keep
and smiled at freedom

© 2014 S. Michaels
Flatlander

image: © 2013 Clear Lake shoreline, S.L. Young