Gently touching a madrone,
marvel at the beauty of its skin.
Follow trails through meadow and wood
to find works of art at every turn,
flowers that mirror the beauty of this place,
living in harmony with nature.
Follow the line of tracks left by wheels
that lumbered through here decades ago
and find a yurt sheltered beneath
the grand canopy of its surroundings.
Sit within a natural amphitheater of stone
that has heard lines of poetry
and seen the smiles of children.
Lie in the forgiving moss
that carpets a stone outcropping.
Witness a massive oak
embracing a giant granite boulder,
a marriage for the ages.
Kneeling before mighty redwoods,
shed tears of joy at their majesty.
Look down into a valley of green
and know that a river rushes
through its depths to the sea.
Feel the warmth of candlelight,
the late evening sun filtered through the forest.
Experience all of this on the land,
Cazadero’s gift as envisioned by a true artist.
This poem is my second response to The Sunday Whirl – Wordle #518.
land – carpets – line – down – kneeling – tears – flowers
late – wheels – living – touching – candlelight
Cazadero Nature and Art Conservancy – owned by Margaret Fabrizio and known as The Land – is a 40 acre property in Sonoma County dedicated to the preservation and respectful honoring of natural habitat with non-invasive art works. Pictures of the art installations can be seen here, and the buildings here.
My other Cazadero poems can be found here.