Tag Archives: Nature

Upon These Waters

06-05-16 Rudderless, slipping, sliding, gliding, Over shallow, deep, and hallowed Wedded lakes. Creek-chains binding, Winding, whittling ways between The sumac, cedar, pine. My paddle dips and tallies, Through nature’s splendid alleys Oh sweet intoxication of forest wine! Perch dart into … Continue reading

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The Color of the Rose

04/19/16 Past heaven’s gate, I should like to know How came the crimson color Of the rose? “Warning,” we alarm in red, And so the widow on her sordid web – Or is it an invitation? Love is sticky Business, … Continue reading

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A Walk Among Trees in Spring

4-24-16 Tender cotyledons rise through wet decay – Sons of wood, to synthesize the Sun of May. Beside, the recumbent matriarchal bole Bares wistfully her weathered, mossy scroll. Our silent footfalls pause, advance, and pass: In one brief and hallowed … Continue reading

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In Tune With Nature

  

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Old Tjikko

09/27/2014 Old as mankind in Eden As solitary, too, she towers humbly Over the slope of Fulufjället. Only she knows how many times She’s fallen to ice or wind or fire; We only see her present crook Some centuries in … Continue reading

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On a Waning Gibbous

03/21/2014 Oh, how this pretty moon can pull at a man’s heart, o’er here in Wisconsin; as much as ebb the North Sea away from the sandy shores of Holland, and draw her back again, to a drowning! That selfsame … Continue reading

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High Cliff Camp at Winter’s End

03/17/2014 I pitched a tent atop the Niagra Escarpment, over Lake Winnebago in March, two days before St. Patrick’s feast; two nights stayed, alone in those woods where the effigies lay, for a thousand years with the dead. The floor … Continue reading

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