Sweeping verdant aspens
Giving way to lower plains surrounding
Connecticut shade wrapper yellow
Footprints of wandering souls
Flat irons carved by the gods
For our mirthful enjoyment
Boulders placed by giants like baby’s blocks for
At mountain vista’s gateway
Souls dancing across the dryness
Cool winds blowing in
Away the dusty memories of
To pure mountain sunshine
Across the plain.
Handcrafted poetry by John M. Hines, November, 2016 reflecting on a day trip on the roadways and byways of Denver & Boulder on the way to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.