Hoh Valley, courtesy of Olympic National Park

Above Hoh Valley

Featured Image:  Hoh Valley, courtesy of Olympic National Park

By Tim McNulty

“Above Hoh Valley” originally appeared in Ascendance, 2013

1.

In the late slant of mountain light,
a silver ribbon follows after itself.
River music lifts
through spruce and hemlock
a mile below.

2.

A low sea of cloud
hems the foothills
while a finger of mist
sifts past the first swells or mountain,
drifts upstream.

3.

Along a furrow
in a sandstone wall,
the slightest star-shaped flower
steals something from the southern sky.

4.

Snow trickles in a still pool;
a sheet of glass
widens across the stars.

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