The morning fog obscuring the branches
Of the trees and
Filtering the early morning sunlight.
The far hillside, covered with majestic fir trees,
Rendered to shadowy forms.
The sky white with dawn evolves
In minutes, cloud shapes appearing.
Nearby branches reach out,
Twigs teared by the night’s rain.
The river flows full to its banks
As if impatient to get to the sea.
Some other stuff for later,
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