The Glen

Impenetrable
or so it seemed
‘till the creek
by persistent motion
carved a path through hard rock
Now, the waterfalls
pool far below the ridge
light pierces the narrow gap above
and dances
in reflected ribbons
mingling like threads
that weave hope in ripples
illuminating the cool, moss-filled shade
highlighting the brook
no longer trapped
as it flows gently
down the valley’s earthen bed
filling soft crevices
completely–
a thorough lover,
penetrating
in currents
deep in the glen

~

Words and Photography ©2019 Tanya Cliff

Posted in poetry & free verse.

19 thoughts on “The Glen

      1. Indeed I am. Especially loving looking out my window at green rather than white. I love this time of year when everything is brand new. Hugs to you as well!

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    1. Thank you so much, Gina. The photos were taken in the Driftless Area, a region in the Midwestern US surrounded but untouched by the last glacier. It covers SE Minnesota, SW Wisconsin, and the respective corners of Iowa and Illinois. The whole region is marked by steep, heavily forested bluffs and deep river valleys. Beautiful, indeed. 😊

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