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Algonquin Provincial Park is a provincial park located between Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River in Southern Ontario, Canada. The essence of Algonquin is in its vast interior of maple hills, rocky ridges, and thousands of lakes.

Poetry Challenge words

1) Bucolic means In a lovely rural setting

2) Fugacious means Fleeting

3) Ephemeral means Short-lived

4) Halcyon means Happy, sunny, care-free

5) Harbinger means Messenger with news of the future

6) Inglenook means A cozy nook by the hearth

7) Penumbra means A half-shadow

8) Redolent means Fragrant

9) Vestigial means In trace amounts

10) Sempiternal means Eternal

I entered a village in Algonquin park
as dusk approached the tattered edges of dark.
And fell in love with the bucolic setting
all except for the mosquito’s blood letting.

The pine smell was redolent riding each breeze
carrying halcyon memories of trees.
And for a fugacious moment I felt lost
amidst the penumbra where I weighed the cost.

I could find a safe inglenook or camp out
a vestigial whiff of pie gave me doubt.
And taking that as a harbinger of treats
to come I headed to a lodge with grass streets.

My ephemeral connection with the Earth
somehow gave my sempiternal soul rebirth. 
For I felt rejuvenated young at heart
and with each footstep felt my tensions depart.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 3/19/2018 11:00:00 PM
"with each footstep felt my tensions depart" and that is exactly the whole idea behind the amazing Algonquin park! Well done, Emile.
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Emile Pinet
Date: 3/20/2018 9:06:00 AM
Thanks so much Line, your comments are always most welcome my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/2/2017 7:23:00 PM
As I have been there, you have expresses this so well Emile!
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Emile Pinet
Date: 8/3/2017 8:46:00 AM
Thanks George, like I said to George, it's an experience that overwhelms the senses my friend, you support is most welcome, Emile.
Date: 8/2/2017 3:39:00 PM
Love this! Nicely done, Emile!
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Emile Pinet
Date: 8/2/2017 3:54:00 PM
Thanks so much Kim, your comments are always most welcome. Emile.
Date: 8/2/2017 3:35:00 PM
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Did I mention Awesome!?
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Date: 8/2/2017 3:53:00 PM
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Maureen, you've made my day! Emile.