Windmills, lush grass, proud cows, bikes,
Groningen: picture postcard sites
Vibrant market, happy people
Church Romanesque with brick-built steeple.
Cycle paths that criss-cross streets
A cloud formation that completes
Farms and crops on every side
Well organised, the Nation's pride.
Land reclamation at the coast
Wind farms give fossil fuels a boost
Villages scattered on the plain
Kept pristine in the frequent rain.
Fruit and flowers in profusion
This is no artist's fond illusion
Sailboats catch the rippling breeze
Stupendous sunsets through the trees...
(c) Poet in the woods 2017