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Ode for the Tuesday Morning Cantos class- lesson One

Ode to Lake of the Woods

Deep in the wood, hidden within
Cool, so pristine, this lake lies enchanted
Bordered by birch of white and maple trees;
Tall evergreen, heavenly pine scented

With morning’s rise in mid-July,
Diamonds waltz and gleam on gentle waves
O glorious sight to inspire this day!

Open, nourishing, in constant motion,
Refreshing water stretches wide
Offering drink and fish for divine wildlife,
The regal call of a loon echoes from another side

Sandy spots and rocks along the coast
Where lapping currents crest and break,
For driftwood, velvety and worn-
A resting place that stirs again awake!

Wind quiets and calms the surf,
Shoreline forest reflects across the mere,
Nature’s church to praise and to protect
Pleasing, serene, simple to endear

*ntoe* Ode A formal lyrical poem that may or may not rhyme. A celebration of a person, place, or thing, typically with "Ode to" in the title. This poem was written for the Tuesday Morning Cantos course by New Horizons Writing Academy.

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"Best Pastoral"
Awarded by NOVAcatmando and NickiD89 , instructors of NHWA Tuesday Morning Cantos
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