April is National Poetry Month. Rural and Progressive is posting favorite poems shared by writers and poets. Today’s was contributed by Raven Waters.
While Traveling to Montana by Train
a family free verse, by Janisse, Raven and Skye
Twelve degrees outside the glass tube
a lot of snow
trees in perfect rows
snow sculpted by the wind
foot tracks of deer, antelope, and other things
north country does not follow me home
pockets of farms close to the border
I toboggan down the stairs
blue shadows of snowdrifts
uninterrupted horizons for the eye
one coyote at dawn
Raven Waters submitted this family poem. Raven is a student and farmer in south Georgia. His wife is author Janisse Ray, who shares farm duties with Raven and their daughter Skye. Janisse’s work will also included on Thursday, April 24.