Green Dreams – Author Glenda Higgins

Green Dreams


Emerging from mist-filled mornings

Where birds sang in muffled cries

And ancient trees rained green dreams

And mossy memories


Of times before our days

Standing stout in western winds

Blowing towards the east

Where golden grains grew


And waved hello

To the rising sun

With wayward love calling travelers

To look for new roots


On treeless prairie plains

And Napoleon stood firm

Across the troubled sea

While ancient trees watched


And grew stronger

Settled beyond the peaks

Newly born

To the earth in labour


As the soil pushed and cried

A millennium of learning

With blood flowing red and blue

And ancient trees


Raining green dreams

In the mist-filled morning

Now what we might ask

Looking up at canopies


Of filtered daylight

Where now and have we finished

With lessons barely learnt

Dream on dear giants


Of filtered daylight

Where now and have we finished

With lessons barely learnt

Dream on dear giants


We need your gentle green

To sooth our restless spirits

That stretch from sea to sea

And beyond to deserted cradles


Birthplace of man

Now turned to endless sand

In places and beyond

Where travelers long to go


And secret dreams of passion

Across the prairies of the sky

Dream on dear ancient ones

And stand tall and strong


© Glenda Higgins

Glenda Higgins

Excerpt from the book “Poetry in Motion”

Glenda Higgins

About the Author 

Glenda spent her early work in libraries – ten years in various positions, including cataloguing, which launched her on a favorite pastime of reading everything under the sun.

 Her start as a poet surprised her. She took a poetry-writing course. Two hundred poems wrote themselves in a furious manner, in two weeks.  This led to performing poetry in cafes and on the radio and about three hundred more poems.

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