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Swaths of purple ripple, breeze blown, 
down the hillside to the water's edge 
as the early morning sunlight splatters 
her span with scattered diamonds. 
Majestic, as old as the granite outcrops 
surrounding her, she shimmers, 
'til the weather takes a downturn. 
Afternoon thunder and heavy gusts 
whip her to a frenzy, as the mountain 
goats and hikers hurry to take shelter, 
her complexion now grim and forbidding. 
The storms disintegrate, the evening sky 
turns red and gold, and peace resumes its reign. 
This princess, both petulant and calm, 
assumes a sheen like polished glass, 
a stillness, a silence, in absolute darkness, 
just waiting for sunrise to sparkle again. 

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  1. Date: 11/27/2013 1:32:00 AM
    Keith, Thank you for spreading and sharing your kindness. I am very grateful and thankful to all who have been supportive of me one way or another. Your heartfelt words are the main attraction of who you are… Thanks for your inspiring visit. ----- Happy Thanksgiving ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 8:10:00 PM
    Just stopping by to say Hi this evening it's been too long since I have read your fine verse. I'm going to fav this exquisite imagery! Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 8:17:00 AM
    hey keith! i this is a gorgeous description of a place i can picture so vividly from this poem. wonderful! it's always a privilege to read your writing...

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 3:44:00 PM
    Oh my Keith...I can visualise every second of this changing scene! Beautiful...