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Tag Archives: los altos hills
Whenever I drive on the road in town I feel on edge; too tightly bound. The streets, they seem a perfect line – suffocating creativity – hindering the mind. Hill roads I need; their curving slopes – fuel for my … Continue reading
Avoiding the bleak gray was my day’s will, So I went on a journey through rain to find a great hill; Whilst on the road I saw a hawk in cloudy sky And drove to the spot where I saw … Continue reading
Coming from every direction, the noise formed a great circle around me. My room’s walls morphed from plaster to towering firs and while my gaze wandered to their peaks – seemingly above the stars – the glaring full moon made … Continue reading