The Hills of Tuscany
Marina MontenegroWith patterns like the tigress,
pine trees cluster, painting stripes
with dark green streaks, casting their shadows
down the hillside.
her elegant body -
painted the light green of
the orchards planted in rows.
You’ll never hear the tigress growl.
Her air is too sweet;
filled with whistled songs
of happy doves.
There is no need for mighty roars.
Not in these Tuscan hills.
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