Stretches

I come into the presence of still water.

And I feel above me the day-blind stars

waiting with their light. For a time

I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”

—Wendell Berry

from The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry

A path, a walkway,

a cobbled track,

hiking trails 

and mountain

passes, I seek 

passage through

beauty, amid limbs, 

leaves, blooms, 

and cool meadow 

grasses, to stretch 

my legs and mind,

to wander and wonder

under a luminous sky

and count the stars

God set in motion

until I drift into

a dreamy sleep

only to wake afresh

and tread out again.

—C.L. Fisher, January 2022

Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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