Hymn of the Ozarks

May sunrise

Ancient continental spine
her land deep rutted, hollows
cut deep, retreating from steep ridges,
above ageless streams and rivers.
She is my home
Not born but adopted
child of hard scrabble rockfilled ridges
and deep green spring cooled hollows.
I have felt her heartbeat
from the instant my foot touched
her hard soil
and my eyes saw
a color not known until that day -
the blueness
of her October sky.
I was beckoned as if I knew her
and my soul was drawn to this promised land.
She is my home, ancient and new,
from her craggy stone breast
and fragrant sassafras woods
she calls me-
blood deep.

Subset of Morning 4

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1
    deep gray clouds huddle low on the ridge
    darkling mist clings to the treetops
    tarnished silver morning

2
    extravagant yellow dawn pours across the cove
    spilling rich sunlight onto the water
    golden coin morning

3
    cold rain lashes the bare shivering trees
    tiny rivulets run across the gray bark
    deep pewter morning

4
    deep orange sun forms on the hot horizon
    casting the molten clouds
    bronzed statue morning

5
    pale blue sky filled with bright clear sun
    and slender crescent moon
    sterling silver morning

6
    navy blue sky slams against the dark ridge
    sledged with hard thunder and strong lightning
    cold steel morning

Subset of Morning 3

Feb morning sky

 

1
Monet morning
waterlily clouds float above lavender horizon
impressionistic plein-air dawn

2
VanGogh morning
sun fills the sky with broad strokes of deep orange and brilliant gold
sunflower dawn

3
Pollock morning
gray and black clouds splatter and pour across the horizon
abstract expressionistic dawn

4
Picasso morning
azure sky sapphire clouds indigo cove
period of blue dawn

5
Rembrandt morning
dramatic sky streamed with beams of smokey light and moody cloud shadows
chiaroscuro dawn

6
Adams morning
sharp contrast light sky against black and white rocky ridges
photo perfect dawn

Subset of Morning 2

Image

1
Beethoven morning-
complex symphonic dawn
a joyful breeze skipping over a pastoral landscape

2
Mozart morning –
happy little minuet dawn
with a touch of melancholy clouds

3
Bach morning –
humid fugue heavy dawn
sky of rolling clouds in minor keys

4
Vivaldi morning –
melodically bright dawn
concerto sky exuberant with color

5
Tchaikovsky morning –
dark overture dawn
filled with cannonous thunder and muffled drums of rain

6
Chopin morning –
blue rondo dawn
cartwheeling clouds dancing across the sky

Subset of Morning 1

Image

1
Bluejay morning -
Sky feather blue with wispy white clouds-
A raucous song for the days start

2
Bluebird morning-
Sky feather blue with blush of red sun-
A flight of song to greet the day

3
Cardinal morning-
Sky feather red against black clouds-
Flash of brilliant song sparks the day

4
Mourning dove morning-
Sky feather gray with soft deep fog-
A  cooing lament to start the quiet day

5
Red tailed hawk morning-
Sky feather fast with rough rouged clouds
A sharp piercing cry to open the day

6
Goldfinch morning-
Sky feather yellow  with clouds molten gold-
A charmed song to start the day