Saturday, July 9, 2022

Poem: Upon The North Wind

Fresh breezes cross the light-dappled lake,
Clearing cobwebs and cicatrixes in its wake.
The old red Camp clock spins backward.
Zephyrs of air sweep old ghosts
Above the lapping waves to sweet release.
Soon, curlicues of cumulus clouds drift in,
Rolling across water like boats and angels.
A distant loon’s trailing trill heralds new rain.
All around, mountains reassure us, saying,
“Nothing changes in this place,
Except the generations.
Here, pines purify man’s pestilence,
Tall trees renew, protect, promise.
Here, you are linked to your origins, welcomed,
And made whole once more”
Nurturing forest spirits, forever wild,
Bear kind witness to the fragile dreams of men,
And here,upon the wings of the North Wind itself,
Hopes fly free.

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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:

    Oooh! I LIKE this!

  2. Annette Pisano Higley says:

    Thank you Ethan!

  3. Jim says:

    “Nothing changes in this place except the generations”

    Reference to a place we know and cherish. Thank you, Annette.


  4. Annette Pisano Higley says:

    Inlet lets in love:)). Thank you so very much Jim!

  5. FRANK PISANO says:

    This place is full of peace and love and beauty of the forest including the animals of it’s home. Love you Sis!

    • Annette Pisano Higley says:

      Yes, you have captured the true essence of it with your beautiful words. Thank you so much once again for all your support and encouragement dear brother.