Saturday, December 21, 2019

Poetry: Light Rising

Light Rising

Ancient woods nestle softly,
Beneath their down of glistening snow.
Imperceptibly, the Adirondack Dome rises,
The cloaked giant ascends,
Reaching toward the North Star, shining star,
Over millions of years.
Durant’s trains are silenced now,
And the logging camps are dormant.
But the mountains live and the conifers breathe.
Chains of lakes sparkle like glittering molten glass,
Moose River Plains run wild,
Animals forage and the black bear sleeps,
Sheltering, waiting.
Pines dressed in white lacy skirts surround
Wooden Camps glowing warmly from within.
This is the season of peace,
Of hope, of continuity, of life cherished,
Of expectancy,
Of renewal by a blessed light rising,
Making all one,
As it has always done.

Read More Poems From The Adirondack Almanack HERE.

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Annette Pisano-Higley is a Registered Nurse living in both Albany and Florida. She is a published song-lyricist and published a book of her original Adirondack poetry, with photography by her husband Walter Higley, Adirondack Echoes, available on Annette’s book was inspired by their idyllic summers at the beloved family Camp on Limekiln Lake, Inlet, in the beautiful Adirondacks. Her second book, Kaleidoscope, is an eclectic collection of original poetry as inspired by the ever-changing colors and directions of life.


6 Responses

  1. Ethan says:


  2. Annette Pisano-Higley says:

    ❤️?❤️ Many Thanks & Happy Holidays to you & yours Ethan!

  3. Jim Leach says:

    You have a gift, Annette. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  4. Annette Pisano-Higley says:

    You are so kind and encouraging Jim! Thank you and Walt and I wish Happy Holidays to you, Linda and family!

  5. Noel A. Sherry says:

    Love your poems, Annette, keep them coming. This one made me guess you have been up to Limekiln Lake this winter.

    I have enjoyed researching Verplanck Colvin’s travels in our region of the Adirondacks- I have a log cabin up on Twitchell Lake in Big Moose- and he had some very interesting explorations at and around Limekiln Lake.

    My sons are avid fishermen, and Limekiln is one of their places to try.

    9 Twitchell Lake
    Big Moose, NY 13331

    • Annette Pisano-Higley says:

      Hi Noel ( great name for a great season!?). Thank you for your read, lovely words and for sharing your memories! No, haven’t been up to Limekiln in the winter. Our Camp isn’t heated?unfortunately. But friends around the lake share their winter pictures & experiences with us so we’re lucky. I wish you a wonderful Christmas and healthy, Happy New Year!