Anmol is the host of dVerse today. Anmol says:
For this Tuesday’s prompt, I would like all of you to wander around for a bit — take an old familiar walk.
I chose to write an etheree form poem about a walk I’ve taken innumerable times over the years. Lake Michigan, and the winding paths one walks to get to her, evokes joy and peace like no other.
Through the trees
Along the trails
Between the sand dunes
All ways lead to the lake
As the breeze jostles amongst
Living and dead, no exceptions,
And the giant’s distant shhhhhh gets loud
Pause and smile at dune top – every time.
Neck swivels slow, from far left to far right
Great expanse of water, no far shore —
Running down thru warm butter sand
Dip a hand in to gauge temp:
Ooh, so cold! But we swim.
Chilled, then simply numb.
Towel off, warm up.
Climb the dune,
Here’s a video I took in February of Lake MI. This was short a walk from my car in the parking lot to the beach, just a few yards away, but it does show how vast the lake is and the dunes behind. This day had no wind, and the water was frozen quite aways out so there was an unusual quite. In warmer seasons, it’s rarely quiet.