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Alaska The Rarest Gem

Alaska The Rarest Gem Salmon imitates plunging dolphin movement Bald eagles chase ptarmigan above escarpment Under an ice floe a pod of whales cleverly meander Orcas upon foamy crest slow dancing within the water Heavily encrusted snow peaks visibly distant Scaling sacred Denali devout worshippers chant Beneath the treetops caribou nurtures an offspring Pack of arctic wolves predicts the emergence of spring Majestic spruce envisions forest conservation Mother and cub grizzly defy lengthy hibernation Precipitous bluffs mesmerize surefooted Dall sheep Black bears hanging on branches curled up half a sleep Gooseberries profusely bloom on verdant hill Red spotted trout watches flies pester a squirrel Sled dogs eager to mush worship their Zen master The elements may give comfort or conjure up disaster Shimmering raven wings illuminating heaven Totem pole standing tall amid villages unshaken Kayaks laden with furs trappers trade among elders Residents in igloos visualize pelts of otters and beavers Stealthy halibut surveys the seabed contours King crab warriors land their loads unto harbors Women and children dangling fishes in smokehouses Tears of sadness will their way of life to forsake changes Beyond storm clouds Big Dipper gazes below Baby sea lions ponder where they can safely go The Northern Lights an astounding view up in the sky Overwhelming joy emanates questions of when and why Descending icy streams race undulating river Pine needles defiant parched alder leaves wither Moss and lichen cling steadfast above slippery pebbles Alaska is the rarest gem in modern fairy tales and fables Penned: 05/11/2010 West Palm Beach Florida USA

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Date: 4/29/2022 6:18:00 AM
Very nice! I have always wanted to visit Alaska. The one state I haven't been to. I enjoyed this. :)
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Anselmo Boles
Date: 4/30/2022 9:11:00 AM
Thanks for the comment and visit Heidi! If you take the Inside Passage journey on a cruise ship, it'll give you a wide panorama of this beautiful wilderness paradise. Whether you go on land or at sea, this place definitely exhilarates...ab
Date: 4/26/2022 11:12:00 PM
What a visual treat you have given us with the descriptions of the splendid flora and fauna of Alaska ! In your description it sounds like a paradise.... ! Well done Anselmo !
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Anselmo Boles
Date: 4/27/2022 2:02:00 PM
You can never really describe the beauty of a scene, until you are in the midst of it, feeling the air, sensing the presence of life and standing firmly on its ground. Always a pleasure hearing your thoughts!...ab
Date: 4/17/2022 7:54:00 PM
I like to read about the 'real Alaska,' i.e., what you've written about. People need to get past 'Sara Palin.' lol. Thanks, Anselmo.
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Anselmo Boles
Date: 4/17/2022 8:51:00 PM
(chuckling), yes I agree about the "p-i-t-a", former- couldn't finish her gubernatorial term SP. Let's go fly fishing instead! I'll provide the flies(lol)! T.Y. GW!!...ab
Date: 4/17/2022 11:32:00 AM
I enjoyed experiencing the wild beauty of the Alaskan wilderness though the beautiful lines of this poem, Anselmo. Happy Easter, Evelyn
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Anselmo Boles
Date: 4/17/2022 2:12:00 PM
Thanks so much for taking a peek, I appreciate your positive comment as well Evelyn. Happy Easter to you and family!...ab
Date: 4/16/2022 10:30:00 PM
Alaska so beautifully described in this well written poem A.B…..I felt like I was there then it ended and back to reality again!. Lovely…..Debx
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Anselmo Boles
Date: 4/17/2022 2:16:00 PM
I had the fortune of living in the state for a time, so I was able to absorb and indulge in it's majestic beauty. I appreciate your comment always Debx!...ab