Cleve said the mountain mists
late in the evening
came to cleanse the meadow
and rinse the knobs
There was a reason for
this jewel like moisture
beads of shivering pearl
in the cool of night
Cleve had his explanation
for God and nature
simple wisdom handled
by a simple man
Ignored by the men
women scorned him gentle
when he died his dogs
stood in quiet attendance

Phibby Venable