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Auguste
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The Meadonw

by Michael Auguste


There’s a gently sloping
meadow
of
scarlet and ivory
wildflowers
where I often go to
sit and think.

In the distance is a
lake
where I sometimes
skip stones,
or just
cool my feet.

The water is almost always
still
and
mirrors the clouds
and surrounding landscape.

On either side
are
small mountains,
covered
in old growth
fir and spruce trees.

As the sun sets,
shadows
from these forests
come running
on stealthy feet
and cloak the meadow’s
colors in different
shades of night.

It is then
that the lake
becomes a
watery heaven
and all of the
stars
are within my reach.


Proust-
"Love is space and time measured by the heart"
© Copyright 2001 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
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Lovely description of this meadow...the meaning of my last name is "one who dwells in the meadows"...James
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Michael--This is a beautiful place to go to see stars within reach, my friend...you have brought it to life with your words.

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MichaelA~
How totally beautiful !

'It is then
that the lake
becomes a
watery heaven
and all of the
stars
are within my reach.'


What a lovely reflection of thought.
~*Marge*~



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You've described a beautiful place. Hope it is a protected place. If not, you should see to it. It will be written about again.
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James, Martie, Marge and Krawdad,

It pleases me that you enjoyed this piece. The meadow exists only in my imagination. Thank you for reading and for your kind comments. A peaceful and pleasant day to each of you.

Michael


Proust-
"Love is space and time measured by the heart"
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This is perfect!!! Loved it.

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This is beautiful! It may dwell in your imagination, but you could be describing a meadow I know of in Northern Idaho where I live. I go there often in the growing season to enjoy the beauty.

Betty Lou Hebert
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Packrat,

Thanks for the "perfect." :-) Glad you like it.

Michael
Trillium,

I've always wanted to visit Idaho. It's such a beautiful state. Thank you for liking this piece.

Michael


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"Love is space and time measured by the heart"
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Revisit...James
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