It seems to me as if the bowl of heaven
inundates this restless earth
in dreams of glowing blossoms’ glow.
Tonight, zephyrs gently stroke
ripening wheat ears on fertile soil,
and diffused moonlight conjures up illusions
of waves rippling on calm waters
beneath a star filled night sky.
My soul, still burdened
with past day’s humdrum, spreads wings,
then, clumsy as a pelican struggling
to become airborne, then glides
above the sea of beckoning grain
toward a safe haven.  Home.

© 2016 Jerry Kemp

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Image by birder62 on pixabay.com

Jerry Kemp

Jerry has written and published two books: A Bouquet of Poetic Thoughts II and Galloping Pegasus, four humorous novellas.  Retired from his horse ranch and other activities, Jerry lives with his wife, two dogs, two cats, and numerous birds at the outskirts of the Sonoran desert in Arizona.  Celebrating his 82nd birthday in October 2016, ignoring the onset of Parkinson’s symptoms, Jerry continues on in his pursuit of happiness. He still paints, enjoys classical music and poetry by the old masters and, of course--writing.