Tag Archives: Nature

I Used To Swim The River

I remember swimming against your current, only to find myself stuck, muscles not strong enough to make progress. I learned to swim with you. I remember heading for your deepest channels, where the big ships travel, catching large wakes. Your … Continue reading

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Page Turner

  Ask a poet for a page turner, She’ll offer you a page That can’t be turned   We tend to view life as  linear , as a series of events. Like art, it has depth.   Your happiness is … Continue reading

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Cascade Soul

My Spirit is a path built in the Cascades. Tectonic plates. It adheres to a dream where I’ve floated above the trail, without pain, not worrying about the forest. The seasons stilled and the river is silent. In this sleep, … Continue reading

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Dream Fumbler — Elan Mudrow Photography

Oregon Garden, September 2017 via Dream Fumbler — Elan Mudrow Photography

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Mountain Lake

I sit with her Placing her in memory Giving thoughts strength, yet In her silence, she frightens me. I rely on others Camping upon her shore To soothe my worry. And although I haven’t Seen her rimmed with snow Echoing … Continue reading

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Trespassing on the Horizon — Elan Mudrow Photography

Cape Horn, Columbia River Gorge, December 2017 via Trespassing on the Horizon — Elan Mudrow Photography

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Weathering

There are cruel winters, cruel summers…… You accept them as best you can Bear them with disgruntled perseverance Holding inside a small ache, an annoyance……. Occasionally you yell at the weather…… A healthy madness, a mild mania……. The day does … Continue reading

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Slow Burst — Elan Mudrow Photography

Oregon Garden, September 2017 via Slow Burst — Elan Mudrow Photography

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Share The Dirt

Once, flowers were placed in gun barrels As a form of protest. Today, a garden is needed To keep the soil of the meadow Soft enough for all feet to walk upon Barefoot   We grow in common ground. Share … Continue reading

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Aftereffects Of Fire

Here, where fire once raged Our voice is diminished As if our speech leaves through Lungs weighing only of paper And this trail we have carved To stand next to old giants With charred arms Comes with symbols and words … Continue reading

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