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Aquafirs miles away in my mind
with springtime sun
 lapping upon the 
shores of my memory

 sending involuntary 
movements to my legs
 moving thoughts 
to music echoing in my limbs

5th. Symphony catapults me out the door 
into glorious sunshine

 hiking trails 

dormant for months (seems like years) 
staring at boulders  
basking in the sun 

touching bark on trees

 grooves of my

smelling the earth dug up with my 
 sifting my life 

turning my face 
towards the sun

 warming tidal planes 

in my mind 

recalling the ebb and flow of 
upon this land 

marking my scent in 
the woods (as men do) 

tracking the sun as 
it moves across my day

 foraging sprouting 
 as earth releases

pausing to lay 
down in prairie grass and nap
 in sweet 

 refilling all my


                                  I have still to travel

                                                         I have still to travel...

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  1. Date: 5/7/2014 8:41:00 PM
    JAMES.. I was in the warm springtime sun., laying in the prairie grass and listening to Beethoven's 5th... the imagery in this poem is wonderful... a true artist you are.. Brooke

  1. Date: 4/16/2014 7:36:00 PM
    I enjoyed rereading this one James.

  1. Date: 4/16/2014 1:04:00 PM
    Sweet friend, When we bask in the beauty of nature, our spirits are rejuvenated. Your style of free verse reflects the highly-skilled pen of a talented writer. As Wordsworth said, "The world is too much with us," so keep your chin up and continue traveling. It's our only good option. Love and blessings for a beautiful Easter Sunday, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/16/2014 10:19:00 AM
    a fresh, running commentary gliding on its own course... very spontaneous, jimbo.. yeowww!..huggs

  1. Date: 4/15/2014 11:49:00 PM
    James, Hi. I like this poem; wonderfully imagistic and real; felt like I was there. Kudos! A cool ending; a bit of a Robert Frost flavor--probably your fav poet. Drop by anytime, my friend. Peace and love, Mel :)

  1. Date: 4/15/2014 8:00:00 AM
    I see you are following the sun Jim, he is the way the truth and the light, no darkness exists outside his kingdom, nest him in your soul, where he belongs, he will never leave you, luv xxx

  1. Date: 4/5/2014 6:13:00 PM
    Good afternoon Jim. I hope you travel to many favorite destinations.

  1. Date: 3/31/2014 1:40:00 PM
    a thrill of a poetic journey, jimbo... i like the full release of sensory images... superb!.. huggs

  1. Date: 3/29/2014 12:40:00 PM
    Oh, the elegant nature of it all. You lit up the lines in this writing with such naturesque beauty. "To lay down in prairie grass"...I can dig it.

  1. Date: 3/29/2014 9:15:00 AM
    I like the ending like Robert Frost poem that says And Miles to go before I sleep..We are desperate to get back out in the world of wonder and enjoy nature's bounty..I like the line that says "Marking my scent"..Soup mail on that one..Thanks for the visit to my page..I was delighted that you were there..Sara

  1. Date: 3/29/2014 9:12:00 AM
    This makes me think of my childhood home back in Northern Ontario. I too enjoy the outdoors.