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An Ode to the Grass of Wind

Story ID:10944
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:Retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Truro Nova Scotia Canada
Year:2016
Person:Richard L. Provencher
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An Ode to the Grass of Wind

On my way from Toronto to
Montreal blades of grass
performed an Epiphany, shades
of green as emeralds upon the land,
its carpet filling
any ruts with prickling
blades, a salute to presence.

I see it all from the safety of my car,
hightailing it along the Trans Canada.

Like a beard of Irish green
it protrudes, follows me from ground
roots to halls of fame --
seems to know my destination,
this revolution of silence.

I speak atonement to the wind
and motion it ahead onto my path
a great army sweeping tall
and strong, highlighting terra ferma:

I am like a harbour for this great
mass of meaning --
transfixed, where once the landscape
clothed itself in white crystals.

2016 Richard L. Provencher