Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Thoughts while Driving - July 20 & 21, 2004

Traveling to and returning from Putnam & West Chester Counties

July 21 Early AM
Fat summer rains pelt my windshield
As day begins to dawn
Yellow headlights pierce the mist.
Trees, green-black - silhouettes against a steel pearl sky.
Wood smoke mist rises through mountain gap
Showing damp on damper still.
Unmarked miles, thoughts adrift like the mist.
Clouds come to ground in the Adirondack woods
whether dark or holy spirit I do not know.

Heading Home, July 21 early PM
1.5 hours from home,
up the Adirondack foothills
through the Cascade Gap,
around about Lake Placid.
Slip through the village of Saranac Lake
and on out to Donnelly's Corners to Cedar Eden,
spread out before the westfacing slopes of Whiteface, Moose & McKenzie,
and overlooking the Bloomingdale Bog.

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