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High Country

by Wayne Thomas (Age: 67)
copyright 02-18-2004

Age Rating: 10 +

Racing over, around, between
glistening boulders,
surging through splendid canyons
at ten thousand feet,
Clear Creek, Colorado,
roiling brown waters aching for the sea.

I get out of the Dodge,
half slide down the bank.
I grip a young aspen,
brace myself,
squeeze off a shot of the brave spruce
on the opposite bank,
stand there awhile
in absolute awe,
then dash up the bank and into the car
just ahead of the cold mountain rain.

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        01-17-2014     snicky        

I love the rythm of the poem! my favorite thing about it is that it is rather very visusal, despite its short lenght, which is difficult to achieve but you had it spot on- great job ^.^

        04-10-2007     Leigh Gilholm Fisher        

Since I live on the coast of New Jersey, I don't have much experience but I was able to picture with easily with the help of your vivid descriptions and all the visits up to the mountainous parts of New York to see my grandparents. :) I like the coast though...and the marshes...yes, I really do love my kayaking! It's so nice to carry the kayaks across the street and explore all the creeks in the marshes and do the open-bay kayaking. Personally, I like open-bay kayaking better. More exercise for the upper arms! I've never had a problem going against tide though, I work out with eight-pound twice-daily so... Arg, I'm so random right now! Anyway, although I've lived my life on the coast I also like the mountains, for I love hiking as much as I love kayaking if not more, so I guess I'll have a helluva time deciding where I want to live when I grow up. :) Good work, keep writing!

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        05-20-2005     Anthony Lane Stahlhut        

At least I know that David Pekrul knows what this feels like. Both of ya'll are lucky! Anthony

        04-19-2004     Kay Lee Kelly        

Very well done

        03-23-2004     Doreen Reynolds        

Great visual picture. Enjoyed it immensely.


        03-11-2004     Christopher Doss        

Awesome, I enjoyed the read a lot.

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