Category Archives: Poems

Green River and Browns Park

Green River Psychic ReBoot Golden glowing majestic meandering green water gleaming enriches the soil nourishes the senses broadens the land focuses and quiets the mind. Above 2 images courtesy of Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2020

(See photo copyright and usage license information below.) After We Are Gone Will rivers wander ancient routes, nurturing hills and valleys of their youth? Will flowers extend scented tendrils at the sound of bees buzzing? Will the land bless its … Continue reading

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Returning to One

Returning to One Knowing from the inside out — the black bear’s dreams during winter’s quiet — the feel of face tucked to living fur — the movements while sleeping the warmth of life slow-breathing the rise and fall of … Continue reading

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Wolf Sighting

Wolf Sighting I cannot look away to find my camera to fiddle with the focus to frame the vision — your face might disappear into the willow whence it came your markings beyond the skill of human art or imagining … Continue reading

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Raw Power and the Rule of Law

Untempered Steel Raw power untempered by the steely underpinning of decency’s structural support destroys all before collapsing. That is not who we are. Fresh Breeze Long may our flag wave in the peace, the delicious fresh breeze flowing from the … Continue reading

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Wolf Scat

Wolf Scat When I see coyote scat, I wonder — Could it be wolf? I answer myself: not big enough not black enough not enough volume not enough attitude. Although coyotes have plenty of attitude. If I have to debate … Continue reading

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Wolf Track

Wolf Track The record of your passing, your presence, canine imprint, enormous, spreading, clearly written in wet earth my eyes take it in — scouring the ground like the nose of a bloodhound as I inspect the evidence. My brain … Continue reading

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The Secret Code of Wildlife Managers

Crack the Code In wildlife management’s secret code camouflage words disguise the deed mask the act seek to fool with false cover: kill becomes “cull”; “harvest” hides the slaughter; “remove” cloaks the crushing destruction; “service” conceals an utter annihilation.Bears, wolves, … Continue reading

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You Will Meet Again

You Will Meet Again You will meet again — perhaps in a whale pod, where a companion reminds you of someone dear you cannot recall perhaps as a wolf cub with a wrestling sister who triggers a faintly familiar cellular … Continue reading

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D-Day June 6, 1944 – 75th Anniversary

The beginning of the end of World War II… When I last posted for D-Day, I used web photos.  Couldn’t find mine, taken 20 years ago.  Turns out I had placed them in an album.  What a concept! Here are … Continue reading

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