Stanza Written Above a Ridge

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Tags: poetry

Part of the 2019 Weeklong Wine Country Poetry Fight. Written while hiking in Austin Hills State Recreation Area, in response to a challenge from Chris Stasse: “in five minutes, write a poem on what you see before you.”

The north wind rises
Descends onto the ridge
Meets both trees
And swirls away

After I read this aloud, Chris said it reminded him of descriptions of nature from the poet Wang Wei [王维].