Through the Forest Preserve


There’s more than I could ever see.
This gush of generosity
Presents abundance where no wall
Could block receiving all that’s free.

Trees have finished winter’s fall.
They stand magnificently tall.
We breathe together patiently
Through One whose arms embraces all.

Text: Linked to dVerse Open Link Night.  Grace is hosting.  The form of my poem is a variation on the rubaiyat using iambic tetrameter rather than pentameter and patterned on Robert Frost’s “STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING” featured some years ago on dVerse but with half of the number of lines.

Photos: “Pond”, above, “Open Space with Geese”, below.

Open Space with Geese

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

63 thoughts on “Through the Forest Preserve”

  1. kaykuala

    Appreciating all the goodness extended by Providence, one opens doors of goodness back to oneself. Many may not do this or they just take it lightly! Thoughtful take Frank!


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  2. Katiemaifrederick made me laugh. No tanlines. LOL. Frank, you are adventurous….learning different forms is a task for me. But for you, you are like a duck to water. Loved Frost, and he was my first introduction to narrative poetry. Then William Stafford. Frost is more formal, but both are good poets. And nature, like Basho said….is fundamental to the soul.

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