Along the Esker

February 17, 2018
By zeamayhem BRONZE, Kealakekua, Hawaii
zeamayhem BRONZE, Kealakekua, Hawaii
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Four girls ran along the Esker in moonlight
Illuminated by an eerie glow
A daring delighted dance in the night

Skipping feet skim the ground, hearts taking flight
Mossy spring earth, still moist from melted snow
Four girls ran along the Esker in moonlight

Warm bodies, brisk air, the black woods excite
Upon glacial ridge, formed years ago
A daring delighted dance in the night

Throbbing chests, butterflies, eyes shining bright
Serene wilderness worthy of Thoreau
Four girls ran along the Esker in moonlight

Far beyond bounds, adventuring despite
Under a starry sky where daffodils grow
A daring delighted dance in the night

To gentle music prance with forest sprites
While through their hair they feel a crisp wind blow
Four girls ran along the Esker in moonlight
A daring delighted dance in the night


The author's comments:

This poem is a Villanelle written about my first experience of the coming of spring, and the independence and rebelion that accompanied. I chose to write this poem using a strict poetic style to structure my experience which was one of freedom and discovery. This poem is set in the North Woods of Wisconsin and describes coming of age through the lense of witnessing a season change for the first time. 


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