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Lingering Eden: Blank verse about the stretch of route 16 in New Hampshire, between Wilsons Mills, Maine and Errol, NH
Posted by Douglas, Aug 27, 2008. 2466 views. ID = 1656

Lingering Eden

Posted by Douglas, Aug 27, 2008. 2466 views. ID = 1656
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*sigh* vacation time is almost over. But I did get to hike Aziscohos Mountain yesterday. That was a very nice trip. This blank verse poem describes what I saw on the way home.
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This post is Part 12 of a writing series titled Stories and Poems About Mountains.

Amidst the steep and rocky heights there runs
A ribboned line of gray and mottled tar;
Unkept, and rough as any granite path,
A serpent winding through God's garden tract.
And all along this ragged, snakelike trail,
Neglected, cheerless, rise our mortal homes,
With warped and useless shutters hanging low,
Sporadic refuse piled on unkempt lawns,
A sagging roof and porch with peeling paint -
Like crumbling, mildewed fungus under foot.
Yet from these mushroomed heaps, such lovely views -
Bright azure lakes in stunning counterpoint
To rolling greens and blues and granite crags
That point with rocky fingers toward the skies.
Now driving this disheveled, snakelike path,
With verdant Eden's beauty ling'ring here,
I know that works of man could not compare,
Yet still, I wonder, could we not have tried?

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This post has been awarded 29 stars by 6 readers.
This post is Part 12 of a writing series titled Stories and Poems About Mountains. The next part of this series can be found here: Monadnock Mountain.
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