love like blue mounds state park

 
rose quartzite cliff first beckons, then

bewilders inexperienced rock climber

 
merry wren on fencepost sings counter-

melody to deeper tones of brown thrasher

 
tall cottonwood and strong gnarly oak

together shelter and shade young nesters

 
gathering clouds on horizon bend to kiss

soft sloping shoulder of open prairie

 
Jupiter pulls Venus into closer orbit

two planets dance as only stars in sky