Hello and welcome again to my poetry in progress “Glimpses Across The Barricades”
Today I’m sharing something very recent, my daughter, grandson and I all relocated from high octane Sydney: Australia, to a beautiful and small University Town to the west of our Blue Mountains.
I’m loving this serenity, warmth, and air of human goodness.
I hope my poem reflects that.
The train beat out a rhythmic sound,
as I journeyed far from familiar ground.
City girl in a whirl
Was what I heard that rhythm say.
Unfamiliar visions caught me unawares
As I first looked with my city-eyes
Into that country sky.
Rolling greens waves of willows
As they followed country streams
I was now envisioning something beautiful
Not something from my dreams.
Nightfall came in blankets of glitter coated black
When I unwound my city self
To greet that country sky.
I drew in the scented country air to an inexperienced soul
And then I shook with hunger at its touch
Its virgin freshness composing music in my heart
I knew with growing thankfulness
This was the place to start
I walked the cobbled streets quickly
It was the city way
With eyes downcast and high alert
Ah, yes, that city way.
Suspicious of these country folks
And their warm greetings of G’day.
These past months have flown by
As I relocate that city self
The nights are dark and deeper
Than any I have known.
The sunrise is more welcome here
Its warmth a tremor in my soul
Anticipated happily in a most unfamiliar way.
Now I walk those cobbled street
With head held high and proud
I smile and greet new faces
With my very own, ‘G’day’.
The city girl is resting now,
Her nightmares tucked away.
I will enter this journey with all I am
For that’s the country way.