Sunday, August 24, 2008

Ferns Ferns



A Field of Ferns
by Raymond A. Foss

Above the bluff, the scar,
the clear-cut of the power lines,
a forest of pine opens
to the north
Surrounded by conifers,
a field of ferns, rising on sturdy
erect stalks, broad leaves
to drink the shafts of light
falling briefly, through the canopy
the tall mast pines, straight and true
red-brown needles, a carpet between
the ferns, the regal trees, an evenness
of surface, short pile rug
green ferns, red-brown needles,
green-brown trunks, bright green needles
above, reaching to blue sky

Photo Credit: Roger Wyatt

2 Comments:

Blogger Ray Foss said...

All of my 2,870+ poems and 800+ photos can be found at Poetry Where You Live, www.raymondafossblogspot.com.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Debra Pearlman said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem and photograph. The Cambridge Buzz is happy to alert people to the wonderfully talented people living around our northern regions.

I recommend you visit Ray's Poetry Where You Live link...he's many wonderful resources for lovers of poetry.

10:56 AM  

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