Driving the Eastern Sierra–dVerse Monday Quadrille


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Driving the Eastern Sierra

snow-capped Sierras to the West
(my soul soars)
rising above volcanic outcrops
(I sing of earth)
a hawk circles above, searching for prey
(heart skips a beat)
mist lingers in the valley
(I rise above it)
litter on the highway
(spirit plummets, weeps aloud)

Jumping in late for Monday Quadrille at dVerse Poets where we write a poem of exactly 44 words, this week using the word “skip.” Just made this glorious drive. Fortunately, there was not a lot of litter, but when there was…

5 thoughts on “Driving the Eastern Sierra–dVerse Monday Quadrille

  1. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Sweet poem, and nice use of brackets. 🙂


  2. whimsygizmo says:

    I feel the same way, Victoria. Who does that? Goes to beautiful places and then trashes them, literally. Argh.

    So glad you made it to Quadrille this week! Praying all is going smoothly with “re-entry” of life up north. 🙂

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  3. Your image and words give me a good inkling of how it is in your South West.


  4. I cannot really understand why people cannot even bring their litter back home or to a garbage can… It make me sad on behalf of humanity.


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