This Place


 This poem was written for a friend.He grew up in the Adirondacks of New York state.A simple man who never had much in life as far as material things.He work hard for his money and had a quiet and gentle spirit.I wrote several poems for him as he asked me to.

                                                            This Place

                                         There is a place I've come to know      

                                         and to this place I often go

                                         this place is often quiet  and still    

                                         but you never know whats over the hill 

                                         crashing through the brush may be a dear or a grouse

                                         scurrying in the leaves a squirrel or a mouse

                                         white pine and spruce here do grow

                                         and in the fall there is a show

                                         maple,oak,birch and beech all seem aglow

                                         leaves with colors like a bright rainbow

                                         wild turkeys call and coyotes howl

                                         caw-caw of the crow,hoot hoot of an owl

                                         here the fox and bobcat prowl

                                         there are trout in the streams so crystal clear

                                         soaring eagles do fly here

                                         this place I love and hope will always be the same

                                         the Adirondacks is its name

August 25th 1990


Adirondack Museum

A markerBlue Mountain Lake NY -
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12842, USA
[get directions]

A fine museum with an Adirondack theme.

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tnderhrt23 7 years ago

This is a sweet poem. Flow and rhythm great. Vividly beautiful writing...

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