GREEN be the way... and to all the blessings of St. Patrick's Day...
mountain side fields of green there be
on river banks as waters flow to the ocean to the sea
from Spring to Winter be there ever seen
budding and seasoned leaves of green
dew touched green greets the dawn
the harvest from nature's bounty drawn
in heights that soar a tree does stand
the splendor of green in sublime command
shades and hues upon branch and bough
the grace of green 'tis nature's vow.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Orangetown, New York
'Tis Green, Image, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2012.