Poet finds inspiration for wildlife poem, Back Roads, during an incredible day trip to Sandbridge, Back Bay

July 26, 2018

I had gone to Sandbridge early one day when the wind began whipping up.  I decided to leave and did not have to be anywhere for several hours, so I drove  down  a few back roads in the country.   I went  down a back  road that curved around beside a small ravine  that probably led to Back Bay.  There in a small shed was an old horse.  He was incredible, along with everything else I saw that day.

 

 

 

Back Roads

 

Sparkling sun and running clouds.

 

Corn fields shuffling in the wind.

 

Sprawling, open land for miles.

 

Flowers bend, then stand again.

 

 

 

A pasture with a lonely tree

 

That’s flourished for so many years,

 

Brings shelter to a flock of wrens,

 

That soar, and then they reappear.

 

 Photo by Debbie Collett.

 

 

An old horse in a metal shed

 

Looks out over some brush and limbs;

 

And nods his still majestic head,

 

As though he is a long lost friend.

 

 

 

Above the whistling, changing breeze,

 

A bobwhite calls for all to hear.

 

And through the backdrop of the trees,

 

The shadow of a walking deer.

 

 

 

No matter where you’re going to,

 

There’s peace within a country view.

 

The silent song that’s running through

 

The trees, the land, comes into you.

 

 

 

Collett

 

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