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Greenbrier River Dreams

The clouds drape low, 
shrugging blue mountain shoulders,
melding with ghostly river mist
ascending in specterous vapor trails
salted with primordial tears.

Between stately mottled sycamores 
and aged medicinal white oaks,
slippered phantom figures glide,
clad in hides of deer and mountain lion.
Down to the silvered stream--
a mirror for chalky spirits and bright stars--
they slip to drink of pristine springs.
The powerful spell impacts within, without,
invading every animated sense.

A dream, an apparition? 
I wonder at the dawn of bright sun rising,
green moss clad boulders warmed, fog dissipated. 
I discern the curious sensation
of withdrawing from an ancient trance.

The happy river dances down the valley,
bordered in mountain laurel ruffles, pink;
the fragrance of breakfast bacon wafts,
a tantalizing, hunger inducing wave,
and campers' laughter echoes off a dream.

Copyright, August 19, 2014

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 5/23/2015 2:45:00 PM
Faye, this is so lovely.. Congrats on your win!
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Date: 5/18/2015 3:26:00 PM
She's BAAACK...And winning contests again!! If this was a dream, what a dream it was! Favorite lines: 'shrugging blue mountain shoulders' and the last: 'and campers' laughter echoes off a dream'...WOW
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Date: 5/18/2015 1:53:00 PM
Very beautiful poem, congratulations on your win a 7 hugs
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Date: 5/17/2015 10:38:00 AM
you are winning again with your amazing winning poem!! BIG congrats, Faye. So glad to see you back.
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Date: 5/14/2015 7:46:00 PM
A wonderful win faye :)
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Date: 5/14/2015 5:25:00 PM
Faye, nice choice Congrats on your win. ~SKAT~
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Date: 5/14/2015 10:31:00 AM
such beautiful imagery Faye a worthy winner in Vienna's contest - congrats:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 5/13/2015 8:33:00 PM
Wow Faye! What a gem. "Salted with primordial tears" it! You are one of my faves!
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Date: 8/30/2014 10:20:00 AM
Faye, your poem was so beautiful and so full of imagery. I felt as though I was right there in that river valley at the camp site. Congratulations on your 1st place win! Sandra
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Date: 8/30/2014 8:53:00 AM
Wow Faye that's an amazing one! No wonder a top place winner my friend! Big congrats!love the last stanza much!
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Date: 8/29/2014 9:52:00 PM
oh my, what can I say? Breathtaking poetry. You are in a class all your own, Faye. Congrats on your well deserved win. Making this campsite a dream from the past. Genius!
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Date: 8/29/2014 8:12:00 PM
Gosh, gorgeous. Congrats. BG
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Date: 8/29/2014 6:51:00 PM
Wonderful poem! Congratulations on your well deserved win!!!
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Date: 8/29/2014 6:29:00 PM
You took me along, and I hear it........the laughter of someone sitting around a campfire in the dark of the night. Just lovely, Faye!
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Date: 8/29/2014 5:41:00 PM
this is pure poetry, faye, another quality write from you, just a joy to read...loved those "blue mountain shoulders"; I also loved that closing line - congrats on your top win in my contest! :)
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