When we ventured to the countryside near to the Thunersee yesterday, I had not envisaged hiking down a steep, slippery ravine in the first half hour of our walk. Indeed it was a day of surprises as our memorable day took us through forest and vineyard, through wind, rain and smiling sunshine! Our opportune lunch break spot location in the featured picture) was spent watching gulls flying freely through mountain and lake and inspired me to write the following free verse.
You swoop; across the shivering surface
soaring through mottled turquoise,
sparkling fingers rippling in graceful applause.
open-winged and soaring on waves of wild wind,
spanning burnt-mauve forest
and tracing the bucolic curves
past solitary spires and iced peak
through Siegrist and Goldiwil
across vineyard and farmyard
No limits to the yearning voyage of your emancipated wings.