This poem is taken from Stand 223, 17(3) September - November 2019.

Loretta Collins Klobah Two Poems
Land of the High Mountains

Two shadows, cool, diffuse pools
        of shade spreading out into the lime grass
    that flows from a shade-washed hill base
      parallel black thin trunks rising
       from each tree bed
            up to tree tops lit –
    white leaf dots and shadows,
behind them, the first green ridge
           and then, darker,
       another hill, sloped,
          and the moss hill,
    small grass-buried rocks on the crest
        sun slipping along its height,
                    on top
            the high mountains dark and light
    with life in the patches of green and rose
     two softened mountain tops
                 cream sky
      going all the way up.
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