Saturday, February 29, 2020

Poetry: Awakening


Secret snows lulled the latent landscape,
A hush of ice, like frosted silver quartz,
Grew gently over the lake, sealing it safely,
While silent evergreens watched, and waited,
Because they knew, and they believed.
In a longer minute, warming winds whispered
Across this virginal canvas, painting strokes of green,
Smidges and smudges of tender shoots and blades,
Into a laced latticework, upon its expectant shores.
Because they knew, and they also believed.
At once, molten, crystal rivulets began to weave and weft,
Down slumbering white-capped peaks,
Tumbling and crashing into the mighty, mother Hudson.
The North Country awakened to its living Spring, afresh,
Because it knew, and always believed.

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 Annetteā€™s book was inspired by their idyllic summers at the beloved family Camp on Limekiln Lake, Inlet, in the beautiful New York State Adirondack Park.


8 Responses

  1. Ethan says:

    Beautiful! Forwarded to Riverkeeper.

  2. Annette Pisano-Higley says:

    Many thanks Ethan. Much appreciated!

  3. Terry Dearmas says:

    Just lovely and so appropriate as we enter March.

  4. Jim says:

    Affirming, reassuring, lovely. Thank you, Annette

  5. RC Streb says:

    So beautiful and so in touch with nature.
    I can feel spring coming.

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