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Driving South

byOldbear63©

Leaving Burlington for the long drive home.
A good trip, with good business days,
and sweet, loving nights.
Heading south, through Shelburne,
Route 7 stays high on a ridge

To the east the Green Mountains are gray
Peak after high peak, valley and notch
They are deep, divide Vermont, and help define her
Now, with the sun rising just above them,
they look cut out against the sky

To the west are the Adirondacks.
The morning sun, full on their face,
shows the height and the depth of the range.
White peaks, green-gray where there isn’t snow,
they fold away, getting grayer with distance.

Below them, Lake Champlain is cold in her valley.

The location is exquisite.
Suspended between beautiful places
Different ways might be chosen,
Different choices may beckon me.
But for now I’ve chosen to go home .

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by Tsotha01/21/14

Your text painted a very clear image in my head of these two ranges to the west and east, and the lake in the valley, and it makes me wish that I could see a picture of it to compare with what I came upmore...

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by Cleardaynow01/06/14

Very nearly

I think that this is very nearly a very good poem but that it does not quite work.

I think that it works well until the last verse but would need to see these first verses with a changed last verse tomore...

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by DevotedWife01/04/14

Thank you, Oldbear

Thank you for reviving my early memories of vacationing/ traveling in this area, not far from my childhood home. I learned to swim in Lake George (it was either that or freeze).

I have just discoveredmore...

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by Anonymous01/04/14

i wish...

I was "home" to you... but we must graciously let go of what is not meant for us... no amount of wishing can change reality.

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by greenmountaineer01/03/14

Well, OldBear, you may or may not know this, but you're describing a route I've taken too many times to count, the latest being last Monday, inasmuch as Vermont is where I live.

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