Of hemlocks and mountains

I want to learn
I yearn
for the great unknown
as wide and free
as the depths of the sea

See,
I used to long for the
cerulean sea
Glittering in the
twilight be

But now my heart
sings for
anthems and rings
of hemlocks and mountains
and pine-cone things

The richness of scent
the quiet seclude
the echo of earthiness
inspires the mood

Of soft underfoot
the crunchy surprise
the color of forest
reflected in my eyes

How far I could sail
if given the chance
across the watery view
But for now I resign
to peace of mind
preferring the green to the blue

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This poem first appears in Grün Magazine