Village in The Mist

http://hellopoetry.com/poem/1154254/village-in-the-mist/

Driving up the highway
When I saw it in the mist
Like a pure and tender virgin
Still waiting to be kissed
A village all forgotten
Somehow time had missed
You could see it from the highway
slightly hazy in the mist

Had time forgotten this poor place
Left in limbo for all days
Was it just a trick of light and sun
Manufactured through the haze
Were the folks here damned to stay
Out of reach but in our gaze
Or were they truly here by choice
Living old, forgotten ways

Brigadoon did spring to mind
but, in truth I thought this good
Be something better than that curse
This village protected by the wood
I pulled on to the shoulder
And tried to see as best I could
This simple town or vision
That had not aged as it should

I saw no point of entry
No way to get there from my place
It was perfect, untouched, special
A village bathed in grace
Folks kept driving past me
Up the highway at such pace
They would never see this village
In the mist as fine as lace

The village may be magic
It may be something in between
In truth all I can tell you
What I saw, not what I mean
It’s a village, plain and simple
in the woods, all shades of green
Un-kissed, and yet so perfect
stuck in stasis, in between

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5 thoughts on “Village in The Mist

  1. i have seen it on stage, twice, and love the film. Cyd Charrisse , Gene Kelly, and Van Johnson. Anything with Gene Kelly is fantastic, except of course Xanadu. lol

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