Country Echo

Country Echo

A Poem by Jason Galliger

A fiddle echoes in the morning

The reverb bounces across the valley

Grass sways in the morning breeze

Grasshoppers carry dew on their wings


A mountain man hums a tune

He never can quite sing

The dirt road down which he wanders

Crosses a baby blue creek

Lined with daffodils and azalea


A rusty railroad track

Forks the road

The tired machines of industry

Shutter in the shadow of the mountain

Men are reduced to their natural machinations

And walk along with the horses in tow


The crescendo builds with the approaching

Of a summer storm

Flies buzz with the static

That begins to discharge from above



A crack in the gray quilt above

Light fills the valley

And strikes the rusty road

Gods’ drums rebound throughout the heavens

While the main tightens the brim of his straw hat


And begins to move on

© 2011 Jason Galliger

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These are wonderful images, complete with smell and sound. I think I may have been there. Perhaps one day, if I'm lucky, I'll get to return.

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Jason Galliger
Jason Galliger

Fairfax, VA

Hi I'm Jason a young writer from Virginia. I've been writing poetry and short stories for years. However, I've only shared my work with a small circle of friends and family. I hope to be published one.. more..