The Tower Journal

James G. Piatt

A Perfect Day for Walking

Walking the same forest path is
Never the same, the dirt is
Different, so are the songs of the
Birds, and the pictures the clouds
Create are different too, one time
They are pirate ships, the next
Time mansions; the sun is
Different too, sometimes it is shy,
Hiding behind clouds, at other
Times it is a boastful bright
Orange, usually in the early
Morning; sometimes it has a pink
Hue when it is sinking into the
Horizon at dusk. This morning,
The sun is brilliant, the clouds
Few, and the birds are squawking
Loudly as I slowly move around
Stones left over from winter rains
On an old deer trail. In the silent
Hours of the early dawn, the sun
Is floating lazily over the verdant
Mountains, painting the meadow
Below with a soft apricot hue
Which rebounds off the boulders
Sitting in the rocky soil. It is a
Perfect day for walking.

Copyright © 2016 James G. Piatt

James G. Piatt, a retired professor and octogenarian, is a pushcart and best of web nominee, and his poems were chosen for inclusion in The 100 Best Poems Anthologies of 2016, 2015 & 2014. He has published 3 collections of poetry, “The Silent Pond” (2012), “Ancient Rhythms,” (2014), and “LIGHT," (2016), and over 915 poems. His fourth collection of poetry will be released this year. He earned his BS and MA from California State Polytechnic University, and his doctorate from BYU. His books are available on Amazon, and Barnes and Noble

The Tower Journal
Winter  2016