REBLOG: There’s gold in them thar hills! (photos & audio poems)

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There’s gold in them thar hills! (photos & audiopoems)


Gold Rush
by Michele Lee

The buzz has begun
like bees scouting for nectar
no golden honey will be forthcoming
it is breathtaking beauty these scouts are after
wildflower enthusiasts are exploring the trails
and dancing in fields decorated with colorful petals
placed there, not by human hands, but by birds and the wind


I would drive all day if need be
for a glimpse at nature’s vibrant display
a stretch of flat led us to a peak where men died
during a Civil War battle that occurred on April 15, 1862
the blood of soldiers spilled now rich soil for Mexican gold poppy
a mountainside sewn with gold sequins – a wildflower…

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