Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Genesis 34:1

"and Dinah, daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob,
went out to see the daughters of the land." Genesis 34:1

for Dina, daughter of Hinda Leah

and she went forth from New Hampshire
to study meteorology at college in Vermont
where she met many fine daughters
on the slopes of Burke Mountain
and on the trails of Mounts Pisgah and Hor
and she sojourned there four years

she then journeyed many miles through New York and Canada
until she came to the state of Michigan
where she paused to rest and work for one year in Traverse City,
by the lake also called Michigan,
reporting on 200 inches of snow, the cherry festival,
other local issues and meeting many more daughters

she resumed her journey from Michigan,
through the flat lands of Indiana and Illinois,
past cities, farmhouses, fields and cattle
until she came to the beautiful green hills called Ozarks
in the state of Missouri
to work and play, predicting storms,
reporting on weather and other events,
and searching out the daughters of the land

(to be continued)

© 2002 Linda H. Feinberg

I never wrote the "to be continued part" of this poem, but my meteorologist daughter spent three years in Missouri and has now settled in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am off to visit her and see the sights. No blogging for the next week.

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