Among the vast terrain

of willow and  spruce 

with background of 

snow-capped mountains, 

eagles soar majestically, 

joining clouds in unison, 

while sunshine and blue sky 

welcome all to nature's 

living portrait of beauty.


Scattered throughout the tundra, 

and along the ribbon of roadways, 

the prickly wild rose grows, 

colors of yellow, pink and rose 

among the brush struggling

to endure the short Alaskan summer, 

trying to postpone the oncoming 

harshness of winter with their 

profuse display of color. 

  • Author: Summersounds68 (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 13th, 2016 10:50
  • Comment from author about the poem: The wild and prickly roses of Alaska surprise many visitors with their welcoming colors among the panoramic views of the last frontier.
  • Category: Nature
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    AWESOME SS - As you say people who have never visited ALASKA are amazed at its beauty ! From the UK we generally visit by Cruise Ship up the inside passage and that is one of the best ways to experience her ! Beautiful Picture and an elegant poem in terms of its structure and content. Thanks for highlighting the beauty and essence of Alaska - UNFORGETTABLE Yours BRIAN

    • Summersounds68

      Brian, your lovely response on my poem, "Alaskan Portrait" made my cup of coffee and bagel with cream cheese taste so much better this morning. Did you travel to southeast Alaska via the inside passage? I lived in Sitka, Alaska for a short time before moving to Anchorage many years ago. Thank you for your encouraging comment.
      ~ Sonia

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Yes SONIA I appreciate that the inside passage and even Tracy'e Arm oly give us a tiny glimpse of your vast State that is EIGHT times bigger than the whole of the UK and even twice as big as TEXAS ! We fly into SEATTLE and then pick up the Cruiser. We went to JUNEAU and other towns (including SITKA) and of course the GLAZIER ! It was really amazing. I have seen pictures of Anchorage and spoken with people from there it seems lovely. WOW coffee and a bagel with cream chesse "Food of the Gods" pleased my comment added zest - Yours BRIAN

      • williammae

        Your words paint a beautiful picture

        • Summersounds68

          William, I appreciate your kind comment. I lived in Alaska for 32 years. It was an adventure of a lifetime.
          ~ Sonia

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