Saturday, June 1, 2013

Deep

El Yunque National Park


Deep

How breach the invitation
Of the blackgreen dark?
How stay the shade around me?
Green-gold light above,
Surf-green blue below,
Viridian that wraps me like a gift.
I dive between the leaves,
Swim along the trees, agile as a fish.
My ultimate desire, my most fervent wish:
Deep. Green.


21 comments:

  1. I love holding a green leaf in my hand and using my eye to pull the multitude of greens from it. Deep green needs be asked kindly to be allowed to swim upon it.

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  2. So sensual! Reminds me of exploring the deep green of the southern Appalachians, especially during or right after a rain shower.

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    1. ...which is just when I wrote this.

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  3. I used to live in Puerto Rico, and have visited El Yunque a number of times. Enjoyed this lush poem--much like the rain forest.

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    1. How fortunate to live in such a beautiful land!

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  4. How very colorful a verse, and refreshing as the rain :) Lovely.

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    1. Thanks, Leo. It's raining here at home now, and everything is lush green. From my window, from my yard, I see trees and mountains. Deep. Green. I absolutely love it!

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  5. Love it : Deep. Green. From my rainforest to your rainforest : just Breathe!

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    1. ...and listen to the wonderful world! :)

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  6. Karen, wish we could all do that: go for a float through the leaves halfway up the trees.
    Refreshing.

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    1. I used to dream of flying. Wouldn't it be lovely?

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  7. Karen, grew up in the country, and I remember that moment as the rain subsided to a dripping and we'd run out. Everything was greener, the light played tricks, and the smell was that of heaven. Thank you for bringing this all together in a poem for us. I grew up in the Southern Tier of NYS, the upper Catskills, in a town called... Apalachin, not to be confused with the Appalachians. "Apple Achin'." Thanks so much for this. Amy

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    1. Hi, Amy. I grew up in the Appalachians! I still live in green, and you are so right about the light and the scent... almost Heaven! :)

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  8. Greenery is so pleasing to the eye. Having seen Autumn leaves wonder what it'll be like leaves in other colors! Great thoughts Karen!

    Hank

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    1. Thanks you. I love every season, but I'm partial to spring when all is pale green and deep summer, when the trees are full and almost overdone.

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  9. "I dive among the leaves...swim along the trees" Love that! This concrete world progress is creating will leave all of us yearning for green.

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    1. Thanks, Susie. Just for a day, I'd like to see the world from that perspective.

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  10. There is something very comforting about deep green.

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  11. Viridian (and most shades of green) are my favorite. Soothing, very soothing.

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    1. I love the reflective qualities of green - the gold and blue and black. I feel the same as you, Margaret. smiles!

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