Saturday, September 9, 2023

Forever Wild

limekiln lake
Forever Wild
Striking blues and greens and pristine whites,
A moving portrait, stirring all the senses.
Boats briefly add base tones,
While kayaks kiss gentle lake waves silently.
Rhythmic, lapping water, like lullabies, emanate,
Lake sings sonatas. Loons yodel arias.
Whispering trees play muffled snares in accompaniment.
Glacial mountains are the backdrop
Of a moving, breathing, vital landscape,
Where life transforms magically, into living art.
Rustic cabins, family ‘Camps’, and boathouses,
Old and new, planks and logs, red, brown, pine-colored,
Frame the shore like a picturesque needlepoint.
The Adirondack high peaks trap pillowy clouds and welcome hikers
To a sacred place where black bear and deer roam freely.
All the families, the generations, the traditions here,
Weave the wonderment of it, the ‘forever-ness’ of it,
“God’s Country” fulfills its ancient destiny year after year,
It is the Brigadoon of our hearts and dreams,
And by it, we are supremely blessed.
Annette Pisano-Higley’s second book, Kaleidoscope, is now available. It is an eclectic collection of original poetry as inspired by the ever-changing colors and directions of life. Her first book can be bought 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 Amazon.com. 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.


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11 Responses

  1. Noel Sherry says:

    Annette, you capture a lot of my sentiments and reflections on my Twitchell Lake, not far north of Limekiln Lake. Nicely done, great title …

    • Annette Pisano Higley says:

      Hi there Noel and many thanks for your kind read and generous words. I appreciate your encouragement. Yes,I know Twitchell Lake. We are so lucky to have our lakes to enjoy, aren’t we? Take good care and stay well.

  2. Ethan says:

    When a beautiful picture forms in your mind while reading a poem, the poet has been successful. Lovely.

    • ADKresident says:

      Beautiful! 🙂

      • Annette Pisano Higley says:

        Hello Ethan and many thanks for your kind read, support and affirming words. They are much appreciated. Yes, I often think of poems as word-snapshots in time.Take care and stay well.

      • Annette Pisano Higley says:

        Thank you so much ADK Resident for your kind read and words. They are very much appreciated. Your support means so u h!

      • Annette Pisano Higley says:

        Thank you so much ADK Resident for your kind read and words. They are very much appreciated. Your support means so much

    • Annette Pisano Higley says:

      Hi Ethan and thank you-so much for your kind read, support words. I often think of poems as word-snapshots in time. Take good care!

    • Annette Pisano Higley says:

      Hello Ethan and many thanks for your kind read, support and affirming words. They are much appreciated. Yes, I often think of poems as word-snapshots in time.Take care and stay well.

  3. FRANK PISANO says:

    It’s a beautiful poem depicting the great life during summer in the Adirondacks. My sister is a great righter and always claims her best thoughts.

    • Anette Pisano Higley says:

      Thank you Frank for reading and supporting this poem. I appreciate it so much. Yes, the Adirondacks are so magical and hey inspire me to write poetry.

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