Thursday, July 17, 2014

Goethe’s Path--By Andrea Dietrich--United States

Goethe’s Path

Today I have the wish to wander.

Down Goethe’s path I choose to go
with a world of thought to ponder.

Where I might end up - I do not know.

I meander with a little stream.

All around me, myriads of trees
stand like seers; serene and sage they seem.

The stream’s sweet murmur carries on the breeze.

Something fresh! A rumble I can hear.

This rumble has a soothing quality;
my prior musings start to disappear.

The source of this new sound I have to see!

Goethe’s path has led me to a secret place.

Clear water is cascading into a lake.
There is no world of thought when facing grace.

Embracing bliss, I have a plunge to take~

Andrea Dietrich grew up in Iowa and now resides in Utah with a spouse and two cats. She has two grown children and six grandchildren. Having graduated BYU with a Spanish major/ESL minor, she has spent most of her adult life teaching. It wasn't until 2000 that she began writing in earnest and discovering her "niche" as a writer of lyrical poetry. The internet opened up a new world for her, and she has spent nearly a decade now participating in poetry clubs, acting as a judge of poetry contests for various magazines and for the website Shadow Poetry.


  1. Andrea, your poem is so cool! The mind and the imagination, especially of the artist and writer - is sooooooo amazing! Your poem is wonderful. All throughout there spills a certain love and respect for nature and that is certainly the blessing of the grace that is bestowed on the believer! Beautiful words! Sheri /

  2. Hi Andrea. Very nice poem you have shared with us. I love poems that take me on a journey while reading it. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  3. Dear Andrea,

    I enjoyed the walk with you down "Goethe's Path" as I often do this when hiking. Beautiful descriptions of nature in your well written poem. Thank you for sharing your poetry with us.


  4. Hi Andrea! How lovely to meet you here today walking along Goethe's Path; I love the imagery and appeal to the senses. Beautifully expressed! // paul

  5. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following--

    lovely write here, Andrea