Green Clouds ~ a plein air poem from the watery wilds of Alaska

Green Clouds




Green clouds

lie along the surface

of our coastal passage.

Clouds of conifers,

of Sitka spruce and cedar,

shore pine,

hemlock and alder;

that change shape by decades

instead of days;

by generations

of snow and light;

that share the shelter

of their deep-rooted solace

with the water,

the earth, the birds

and sometime-passing men.




Colin Goedecke

The Inside Passage, SE Alaska

July 2009