Poem – California Beauty

Hi! I’m back again, after an unintended weeklong break. You see, my family is currently in the midst of a two week road trip through Oregon and California, and life has been kind of crazy to say the least. 😀  So when last Saturday rolled around, I decided, after sitting staring blankly at a screen while listening to my siblings hang out with friends we hadn’t seen in 10 years, that quality time with people was more important than keeping a self-imposed deadline. So yeah… I hope you didn’t miss me too much. 😀 And now I’m back this week, with a poem that I jotted down while rolling down I-5 one blindingly sunny afternoon last week. Seriously, California is so beautiful – so much variety in the landscape and vivid colour and scope for the imagination! Thus, this poem was born – a description of the California view outside my car window… I hope you enjoy!


Blue shimmers among the green

A mirror reflecting

The sky’s face above

Ringed by mountains

Sloping down into

A valley wide

Pulsing with life


Ribbons of cobalt

Snake straight between

Carpets of emerald

And sheets of gold

Silver reeds whisper

Sway in the heat

Bend down to streams

To drink


Brown scrub crackles

Crunches, cracks

Beneath the beating

Of the sun’s hot heart

Trees droop

Trailing graceful fingers

In the blue that

Shimmers among the green


 Have you ever been to California before? Let’s chat in the comments below… 🙂


Author: Hannah

Jesus follower. writer. bibliophile. dreamer.

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