Tuesday, October 18, 2011

THAT LONG AND WINDING ROAD

Northport Ferry Road--altered Photo/Painting by S. Auberle


ROADS


"...I've seen that road before.  It always leads me here." 
                                     -  The Beatles


In Oklahoma I traveled once
down a road with shadows of owls
and egrets settling softly in trees,
their white feathers
rose-tinted in evening light.

There were roads in Alaska,
Ireland, Scotland, Italy,
roads all over the world
that would break your heart
with their beauty

but the road in Ohio
where crows sing to you
and trees bend down to touch you--
that's the road that's never left me
though I left on it long ago.

That's the road that leads me
to the country of my bones.

~  Sharon Auberle
(from my forthcoming book, "Something After Burning"
to be released late November)

1 Comments:

Blogger Don Stabler said...

so beautiful Sharon!

8:55 AM  

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