TO THE PENINSULA

Pen 2

Olympic National Park. Photos provided by George Payne.

Pen 3

George in Olympic National Park.

George Cassidy Payne recently returned from a four day trip to Olympic National Park and Seattle, Washington.

SEE Enchanted Tranquility: Scenes from Olympic National Park, The Severing , Why the Sasquatch Myth Will Never Die and Dispatch from Emerald City

 

TO THE PENINSULA

where steel
head trout
blast the
sound and
nurse logs
slumber over
silky nets
of swordferns

to the peninsula
the peninsula

where wooden
eagles greet
iron fortresses
glimmering off
the oysters
in the harbor

to the peninsula
the peninsula

where Douglas
firs and Sitka
spruce reach for
God’s fingertips

Pen 1

and drunken boys
dance on the sands
of a tideless moon

to the peninsula
the peninsula

GCP

SEE ALSO

Dispatch from Emerald City

ttp://talkerofthetown.com/2018/03/07/why-the-sasquatch-myth-will-never-die/

The Severing

Enchanted Tranquility: Scenes from Olympic National Park