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Two Poems Inspired by the Majesty of Mt. Shasta

By Chris Robideaux


In Sisson Meadow

They shield us from the freeze, these low-hanging

Clouds like cottony spiders dreaming their webs,

As I, on outing through the town walk the clear,

Cool air, taking note of every color bare and seeming

To entrance and revel in its hue silent-gleaming.

Cars roll by slow and shops quiet and low

Yield what they yield to the shy, busy bees

As I push on to the aloof and feathered fields.

Boon of these free paths, such fringes glorify the vale

With ponds that flap and wings that wail;

Where celebrated heights obscured by winter fog

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