Another version of a poem I find impossibly elusive.

 

Outside of Grand Island, Nebraska




Prairie Grass

 

Two colors

broadly speaking

excluding subtle hues

 

tan and blue, earth and sky

late August

sky without clouds.

 

Atop a rounded hill

on her back 

within the tall, rustling grass

 

looking skyward—a grand island.

For a moment

from this vantage, it is

 

the entirety of her world—this tall grass

this cloudless blue sky.

 

 

 

 

 





Poetry by jim
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Written on 2022-06-14 at 04:44

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Congratulations! Your poem has been chosen to be featured on our home page by a fellow member of PoetBay. Thank you for posting on our poetry website!
2022-06-20


MetaPoetics The PoetBay support member heart!
Beautiful! I think the minimalism suits the poem's overall theme very well as these sparse lines capture the essence of the vastness of nature.
2022-06-17


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Well done! You've captured the image perfectly, your spare words reflecting its starkness.
2022-06-14


Uncle Meridian The PoetBay support member heart!
Nicely done. The language seems firm, settled, secure.
2022-06-14


1LFD
And that's exactly how I felt when I saw Wyeth's Christina's World for the first time. Wowsers, fabulous how you can stir memories with your writing.
2022-06-14