Big Sur, California: "River"

Seen through the current
a kaleidoscope of colors
flow together in the golden light.
The river turns purple as the
tiny rocks cast a shadow
to the dancing sand.

The creak of the towering trees,
the invisible chorus of the sparrows and
the burble of the water
a harmonious symphony of peace.
A patch of blue flowers 
and orange nasturtium
spill down to the river
Next to the ferns,
the red and blackberry bushes
seduce the bees and
the humming birds.
Oh river, your poignant wonders
enfold a peaceful, enchanting
harmonious summer landscape
But I’m still longing for rain!


From the Art in Nature Series
Photos and poem by Alice Odena
Copyright 2014



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