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Martie
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California

The patterned inland is quilted
in perfect symmetry
from above in muted gold and brown,
a beloved tapestry for harvesting
this wealth from soil rich labor.

Beside the mighty ocean
the cliffs fall in ocean’s curl
and the highway meanders in canyon’s wealth
with a picket fence and wild flower faces
and all the birds holding the wind
then nestle in the curve that lifts
them echoing the voice of sea
to rest on driftwood’s castles strewn.

The redwoods close into their wealth
with mighty green enfolding
and breath so many moon-topped years
to hold the dear fern greenly splendid
laying on this log beneath
is like seeing creation’s beginning.

The desert falls across the night
and turns the eye in vast display
of sky that shows such light
that children from the city cry
in awe that such a thing could be
and perfume delights the air
that is freshened daily by the wind
across the brave and graceful land.

Each city sparkles with uniqueness
splaying rooftops red tile gleam
and cabins out of logs retreat
on mountains high with warm hearth nestle
and there upon the ocean bluff
with windows captured view pacific
is my dream in splendor dangling.

Clenched within the valleys fold
families on cul de sacs watch from porches
children ride on bikes with training wheels
and couples walk the dog
and crickets hum as evening falls
across the parks and lakes and streams
that whisper home.

© Copyright 2000 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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Martie,

What a beautiful description of California.  I have to move there for the summer from Minnesota, and haven't been to happy about that.  Maybe I'll take your poem with me.  

Thanks,
Sue
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2 posted 05-06-2000 12:44 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Martie~
I swear you took me down the Pacific Coast Highway ... from the vineyards in the north to the beaches in the south ... all the way to the backyard of my friends in Palm Springs. (I didn't notice those 'ugly' windmills cranking out the power across the desert terrain ... thank you.)

I enjoyed the tour.

You sure you don't work for
the Chamber Of Commerce ?
Love to you, California gal !
~*Marge*~


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You know of course, this is my home land, where I've lived for many years.  Is it yours as well?

Corinne


[This message has been edited by Corinne (edited 05-06-2000).]
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Sue--There are wonderful things to see--where are you moving--I could show you around.

Marge--If you look at those windmills just right, they are really quite beautiful...you better call me next time you're that close.

Corinne--I'm sorry you deleted your wonderful poem...but I read it first...I hope you post it...so full of color..and I think I know the place.  I didn't know you lived so near.
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Martie, I'm moving to Irvine in Southern California, but also spend a lot of time in San Jose.  Let me know if you're close.

Sue
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6 posted 05-06-2000 01:32 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

You almost make me feel guilty for living here, Martie.  Beautiful imagery, ya know - I kind like it here...


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Sue--hope to see you

Michael--sometimes people only look at the ugly--it's too bad, when there is so much beauty!
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Beautiful.

Mike
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Thank you for taking me there, Martie! Very beautiful!  

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