“I Want To Stand Among The Wild Fennel”

by Jeffrey S. Bartfeld

I want to stand among the wild fennel,
slender and tall,
bushy head braided by mist.

I want to kneel
in the valley,
below the priestly hills,
smell the dew-soaked grasses,
await the first quiver
of morning light.

I want to soar where
every bird’s song is a breath,
every thought a blossom,
where the last stars of night
map a way to heaven.

Point Reyes Green Bridge Trail Point Reyes, Drakes Beach, photo by Jeffrey S. Bartfeld
Point Reyes, Green Bridge Trail, photo by Jeffrey S. Bartfeld

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