Thoughts on Open Places

The vast openness of space beyond
Space. Roads that flow on
To towns I see by
Signs bent along broken,
Rutted ridgeways. Yes,

Open spaces and places. Views
To mist-covered rocks that make me
Think of some lone man
Climbing up and up
To views of distant longings.

The pristine glimpse,
Of side-views over spaces…

Water pools that come out
With a shock on
Such clear days of sun and mist –
Slight drops of rain that dust
A car moving down
Through passes that twist and wind,
Careen over to a soft place of songs
And silence to openness and… yes,

A lone man walking with a stick, moving
Across an open meadow
On a clear, cool morning high up
In this mystic place
Of long,
Quiet views.

10 thoughts on “Thoughts on Open Places

  1. thotpurge April 28, 2016 / 2:24 am

    distant longings for space beyond space… absolutely!


  2. divalounger April 28, 2016 / 2:31 am

    Some of the most wonderful moments in my life have been spent in the wind with a stick, reminding me that sticks, like souls, recycle–lovely write!


  3. Sherry Blue Sky April 28, 2016 / 2:31 am

    This makes me think of road trips, past unknown places, where one imagines lives lived there….I especially like “this mystic place of long quiet views”.


  4. Rall April 28, 2016 / 3:31 am

    Sounds like a lovely place!


  5. Rosemary Nissen-Wade April 28, 2016 / 7:13 am

    I see it all.


  6. Sumana Roy April 28, 2016 / 7:47 am

    such vast openness is so very inviting to the souls living in concrete jungles…


  7. J Cosmo Newbery April 28, 2016 / 10:56 am

    Sounds an enchanting place. Curiously I imagine it in black and white.


  8. Susan April 28, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    Lucky are we who are born in places with vistas of distant space beyond space and place beyond place, as we have ways of talking about transcendental spirit as well as inner and shared spirit. You improve on all of our words beautifully here.


  9. Mary April 28, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    Sometimes the climb is worth it….if at the end one finds a beautiful & mystical view!


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