Paulette DeRooy | Jun 30, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
Rugged and wild,
filled with imaginings,
secret smiles and deep sadness.
The forest resonates,
loose draping trees on rolling hills,
full of singing birds,
carrying melodies I only dream to hear.
City sounds become unreal,
their meaning ripped away,
flat and dissonant,
as my body melts into the grass
with cool, damp thankfulness.
Paulette DeRooy is an active tap dance and Zumba dance performer and instructor, a native Seattlite and a lifetime reader and writer.
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