Looking West by LAlight
LAlight

Looking West

by LAlight in Nature

"Just beyond the flower garden at the end of the lawn
the curvature of the earth begins,
sloping down from there
over the length of the country
and the smooth surface of the Pacific
before it continues across the convex rice fields of Asia
and, rising, inclines over Europe
and the bulging, boat-dotted waters of the Atlantic,
finally reaching the other side of the house
where it comes up behind a yellow grove of forsythia
near a dilapidated picnic table,
then passes unerringly under the spot
where I am standing, hands in my pockets,
feet planted firmly on the ground."

"Looking West" - Billy Collins

A Great Blue Heron looks out over the Olympic Peninsula, near the Dungeness Bay, Washington

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  • Date Created:Jan 23rd, 2013
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