El Yunque National Park
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:
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.ReplyDelete
So sensual! Reminds me of exploring the deep green of the southern Appalachians, especially during or right after a rain shower.ReplyDelete
...which is just when I wrote this.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
How fortunate to live in such a beautiful land!Delete
How very colorful a verse, and refreshing as the rain :) Lovely.ReplyDelete
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!Delete
Love it : Deep. Green. From my rainforest to your rainforest : just Breathe!ReplyDelete
...and listen to the wonderful world! :)Delete
Karen, wish we could all do that: go for a float through the leaves halfway up the trees.ReplyDelete
I used to dream of flying. Wouldn't it be lovely?Delete
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. AmyReplyDelete
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! :)Delete
Greenery is so pleasing to the eye. Having seen Autumn leaves wonder what it'll be like leaves in other colors! Great thoughts Karen!ReplyDelete
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.Delete
"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.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Susie. Just for a day, I'd like to see the world from that perspective.Delete
There is something very comforting about deep green.ReplyDelete
Viridian (and most shades of green) are my favorite. Soothing, very soothing.ReplyDelete
I love the reflective qualities of green - the gold and blue and black. I feel the same as you, Margaret. smiles!Delete