Driving to the family homestead
Felt the land's sweetness
© 2018 M.N. Hopkins
Note: This was inspired during the watching of a music show filmed in Tennessee and it bought back an old memory of driving toward Dad’s old place of birth and youth. While in the car, I could feel an intense feeling of sweetness that felt like a greeting as if the spirit of the place was welcoming me. This is the spirit that I wish to convey in this poem.
I wrote this poem over the weekend and published it for the first time on my blog today, the 30th of July, 2018 in the haiku style of poetry.