Saturday, November 21, 2015

long view

 vertigo for me
i hate towers and bridges,
and this one here is totally see through steel mesh.
yet i persevered.
  i could see for miles
 and miles
 and miles
 and miles
 and miles
 and miles
 and miles. here
from the road to the new place i call home
 where this big one
 greets me as the sun
goes down.
 inside i examine
a woodcock
 a strange bird
that i learned
 when i fist came to the north country.
his call is odd,
his eyes way up high
his body awkward
and yet he flies here in spring and was, until a couple of days ago
still found here.
this one will be a meal.
i must get used to having fresh fowl around
as well as fresh vegetables,
and my favorites, 
the wild berries.


Mo Crow said...

spirit of place

Velma Bolyard said...

mo, it is.

Lee said...

a glorious view - thank you for persevering and showing it to us

Fiona Dempster said...

You were reward for your bravery V - what a vast horizon...and then those close up moments as well. It is looking lovely - we are sweltering!

Velma Bolyard said...

lee, i can't help myself!
fiona, yes, i wasn't brave though, i almost crawl up the thing!

Barry said...

Hi V - I agree with F - it was worth creeping up that tower - often so good to be able to look down on or across the landscape. Go well. B

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