Written on 18 December 2004; published on 20 December 2018; republished on 20 October 2020
- JOY SPRINGS FORTH: A POEM IN THREE PARTS, by Alice B. Clagett
Image: “Big Pod Ceanothus (Ceanothus megacarpus), Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California,” cropped, by Alice B. Clagett, 16 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..
Here is a poem in three parts that was inspired by walks in the Santa Monica Mountains …
JOY SPRINGS FORTH:
A POEM IN THREE PARTS
by Alice B. Clagett
About the Santa Monica Mountains
18 December 2004
Springtime in the mountains,
. . . . and my heart
. . . . charts a fragrant course
. . . . through Ceanothus seas.
The afternoon sun
. . . . sings soft green dreams,
. . . . and mountain slumbers.
. . . . of yesterday’s white fire,
. . . . yucca exclaims upon the mountain
. . . . “I am I!”
–from Link: “Joy Springs Forth: A Poem in Three Parts,” by Alice B. Clagett, written on 18 December 2004; published on 20 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-kkW ..
Alice B. Clagett
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