Emotional Fescue

What action to take with landscape
That just lays there, still life.
What action to take with landscape 
But too explore! To run, to walk, to hike to climb
Sink my feet in the clayey banks of the river
To summit mountains, to swim lakes
Get some ocean sand between my toes
What action to take with the landscape
To mow the emotional fescue
To spelunk the depths to soar over spiny ridge
What action to take with the landscape
Move boulders, lift logs
To garden, thrust hands into the soil
To taste the fruits and roots and clear spring water
There are wonders to behold far and near
The land holds more than you’ll ever see…

But to sit still upon the ground
Realize you’re rooted down
Seeking not the wind, let it come to you
Embrace a stillness
Hear what sounds come to you
Detach, and become connected
What action to take with the landscape?
None, save one, and that is simply
To feel

20170720 prompt at http://www.dVersepoets.com, to find action in landscape

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10 thoughts on “Emotional Fescue

  1. A passive, still-life landscape that lets you explore it, where you are the active party – great take, Eric. And you’ve definitely flexed your verbs in the process! I like the repetition and especially the lines::
    ‘Sink my feet in the clayey banks of the river’;
    ‘To mow the emotional fescue
    To spelunk the depths to soar over spiny ridge’:
    and
    ‘To garden, thrust hands into the soil
    To taste the fruits and roots and clear spring water’.

    But I love the second stanza:
    ‘Realize you’re rooted down
    Seeking not the wind, let it come to you
    Embrace a stillness’.

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    1. Around here, they’ve taken to ‘restoring landscapes’, which. Needs a lot of study, papers written, plans drawn up, not to mention the bulldozing, then purchasing and planting of various trees grasses and shrubs. Often I see this along the roadways. Such a huge expense, when really most of what they need to do is just not mow…

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