Cazadero Moss

Cazadero Moss

Beside a leaf-scattered trail
that winds beneath Douglas fir
and redwood, massive
granite boulders lie, almost a wall.
High, relative to a terrain
that continues to rise
above the valley below.

Moss covers the wall,
the crevices between boulders,
as if married to the wall.
A soft blanket of green
where fallen needles and thoughts
collect, thoughts of those
who have stopped to relish
the beauty of this moment,
any moment in this place.

A late response to earthweal weekly post: THE NATURE OF ENCHANTMENT, i am sharing this poem with earthweal open link weekend #88.

Photos: Cazadero Nature and Art Conservancy, in Sonoma County, California.
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My other Cazadero poems can be found here.

17 thoughts on “Cazadero Moss

  1. This is hella good stuff, Ken. I was seriously digging the fine landscape artistry of Stanza 1, carried over to 2 when — WHAMMO — suddenly it’s needles AND THOUGHTS collecting, and the importance of savoring every moment.
    What an outstanding turn and close. Thanks


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