Mark Bratlie


Prairie Spirit - Poem by Mark Bratlie

I gaze on vast spaces
not empty
not disturbing
but settled and inviting

I gaze on vistas of stillness
not rushing
not anxious
but calm softness

I gaze on distant treelines
not unruly
not intrusive
but green contentment

I gaze on endless sky
not threatening
not overwhelming
but bluer than blue

I gaze with awe and wonder
as my inner spirit expands
not to compete
not to fill
but to be with

with vastness
with stillness
with Prairie Spirit


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written on Midwest Prairie.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 4, 2013



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