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Surreal Nature


Sitting by the Klamath River in Northern California, watching as it endlessly
makes its way around the bend, searching for the sea. A "wild river' it is, one of the
few left untouched by dams and the interference of man. It flows as it did for 
thousands of years. The river change from green to blue, and there are a myriad of greens along the bank. Wood ducks, otters and deer keep me company. A paradise for hearts wounded by modern life. It seems a glimpse into the life of those who came here before.

                                    busy and playful
                                flow unrestricted by man
                                    secrets of the past

            The silence is broken by the voices of wild creatures, and the occasional  
sound of a fish jumping in search of a fly. Tiny frogs crawl up and down the bank, 
some still having remnants of their polliwog tails.  Bear tracks in the wet sand tell me that I am not alone.. Overhead a contrail fades, a reminder of the other world waiting for me tomorrow.

                                    the call of wild things
                                 and the call of tomorrow
                                      living in this day


Copyright © Barbara Gorelick

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  1. Date: 10/25/2013 5:01:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go!!!Sara

  1. Date: 10/25/2013 1:12:00 PM
    I am sorry I have been out of the loop for so long, I hope I can back into sync soon but many congratulations on your win Barbara love xx

  1. Date: 10/25/2013 10:44:00 AM
    Barbara,, awesome Haibun. Have yourself a sweet day.......... LOVE SKAT .

  1. Date: 10/25/2013 9:54:00 AM
    congratulations... PD

  1. Date: 10/25/2013 7:32:00 AM
    hi Barbara congrats on a fine win Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 10/25/2013 5:01:00 AM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, Barbara

  1. Date: 10/24/2013 8:39:00 PM
    this one comes to life nicely...could almost hear the splashes as the fish jumped...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 10/24/2013 8:33:00 PM
    You often write about places I know......and it always makes your poetry seem even more personal. I could see it all.....along the familiar Klamath River. It is nice to know someone is from my neck of the woods. This is lovely!

  1. Date: 10/24/2013 6:08:00 PM
    A most excellent poem and winning placement!

  1. Date: 10/24/2013 5:26:00 PM
    great write BG...congrats on your win

  1. Date: 10/24/2013 5:13:00 PM
    No better place to live then in the moment and you share it well with this lovely verse Barbara, congrats on your win love xxx

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 1:31:00 PM
    Just beautiful Barbara.Enjoyed very much.

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 3:39:00 PM
    love this,Barbara

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 1:01:00 PM
    - Woooow.. - Really well written, Barbara !!! (7) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)