A Study in Green
I already forgot that I wrote this poem had FB not reminded me that I posted this article four years ago. Already a bit disorganized because I was using a different template then, I decided to fix the format and re-post it. I kept the text as is.
by Jessie T. Ponce
Green was the aroma of the sweet mountain breeze
Of the pine trees, and the vines, and the daybreak mist
Green were the happy leaves who the night’s rain had kissed
And brought forth bright flowers at the sunlight’s bequest
Green were the moist grasses gaily greeting my feet
Which from the cabin stepped, to the mountain trail set
Green grew from the rich soil in my aging shoes’ beneath
As I marched down the slope to my early morn’s quest
Author’s Note: All photos were taken at the tropical mountain trail of Eden Nature Park in Davao City, Philippines (see previous post, “The Mountaineer’s Creed”). This post is part of a series of photo essays about nature and the Eden Nature Park.
Poem and photos copyright Jessie T. Ponce / February 2012 / All rights rights reserved.
- The Mountaineer’s Creed (travellingartist.wordpress.com)
- An Everlasting Debt (travellingartist.wordpress.com)