Hey! So I know I promised I would eventually write three more poems to complete the 30 poem series that was part of NaPoWriMo.
I finally have three more poems!
They were inspired by my residency trip to Surry, Maine for my graduate program at the Institute for Humane Education.
Additionally, I have a mixed media painting inspired by my time there too!
Here is one of the three poems (I will be posting the other two later)
The Journey to Maine and Back
The clouds looked more beautiful–
The contrast of blue and white, more pronounced
The Earth looked rounder
The stars shone brighter
The fireflies were more numerous, reflecting the stars
The ocean was rockier
The forests greener
A field of wildflowers, the first I ever walked through
The sun rose earlier than I imagined
Yet I awoke every morning just in time
And I stayed awake to the beauty of nature
As I drove myself back home
Now the clouds here look just as beautiful
And the Earth as round
I may not always see the stars, but I know they are there
Sometimes if I look close enough I may see a firefly
Bringing the stars back down to my level
The oceans are more sandy
The forests are more lush
Though I’m in a different environment
There is just as much beauty to be found
And I must stay awake to it!