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Robert J. Lindley, 9-10-2018
Rhyme, ( Remembrances Of An Early Fall Nature Trek)
Finished and edited from an earlier version written in 1977.

Such Majesty There, Where Nature's Beauty Abounds

There it was deepest beauty all the way around
Whispering winds echoing most colorful sounds
Like a vision from a very passionate dream
Earth, sky unified into giant flowing stream
I lone interloper into majestic views 
Wanderer drinking in, birds, trees, overhead blues
A pilgrim self-sent on my first real Nature quest
An awestruck fan, praying to be its welcomed guest.

Old leaves crunching loud under my invading feet
Pondering, is this any great way to first meet
Speaking soft to critters, as they scurried away
Assuring forest, destruction is not my way
Following along winding ancient woodland trail
Heart, mind and soul under beaming Nature cast spell
Around a narrow bend, climbing down small stream bank
Stopping, kneeling, drinking and giving God my thanks.

Stepping across stones, over waters crystal clear
Thinking if this would be destroyed, my new deep fear
Over to yonder hill, small saplings at its base
Magic colors sing, behold such infinite grace
Suddenly a rush, as swiftly away raced deer
All three knowing the truth, do not let man too near
Watching as they flew and jumped over fallen log
Each springing up and over like a leaping frog.

With such majesty abounding, soul wanted more
Grateful mind promising, to come back to explore
Bring along my best camera to pictures take
Save all to a pretty Nature scrapbook then make
With purest joy, I turned to trek my way back home
Adventurer, seeking under Nature's green dome
Finally arriving at my car at sunset
Explorer thinking this is as good as it gets.

There it was, deepest beauty all the way around
Whispering winds echoing most colorful sounds
Like a vision from a very passionate dream
Earth, sky unified into giant flowing stream
I lone interloper into majestic views 
Wanderer drinking in, birds, trees, overhead blues
A pilgrim self-sent on my first real Nature quest
An awestruck fan, praying to be its welcomed guest.

Robert J. Lindley, 9-10-2018
Rhyme, ( Remembrances Of An Early Fall Nature Trek)
Finished and edited from an earlier version written in 1977.

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Date: 9/15/2018 4:49:00 PM
Robert, a classic depiction of the grandeur of nature - my kind of poetry. Many thanks for your kind comments re The Old Wagon Wheel and I'm honored that you consider it a fav - Bob
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Date: 9/16/2018 6:44:00 AM
Robert my good friend. Thank you for reading and commenting. I truly looooooved your , Old Wagon Wheel poem! As you write with heart, depth, clarity and a true poet's soul!
Date: 9/11/2018 9:36:00 PM
My dear friend, such love and awe of Nature is brilliantly expressed in the vivid and vibrant imagery of your Fall trek and is reverently expressed in your deep emotional imagery of respect and appreciation for Her gifts. A lovely experience to be had and to be shared in your superb poem. Your golden verses are radiant with majesty and beauty, dear Robert. A shining gem! Warmest wishes always my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
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Date: 9/16/2018 6:42:00 AM
My dear friend and often my very appreciated collaborating partner, you know that your words are, both in your poetry and your sincere comments, inspiring gifts to others! Such that exhibits yet again your great poetry talent and exceptionally fine character. I always value immensely your comments on my poetry because both, your poetry knowledge and insight are truly exceptional!
Date: 9/11/2018 6:21:00 PM
Your colorful descriptive words took me with you on this lovely quest where you honor nature and give thanks to the divine for the creation of this majesty. You actually painted a canvas with your expressive beauty Robert. I enjoyed this so much. : )
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Date: 9/16/2018 6:37:00 AM
My dear friend, your reply is heaven sent methinks. I know that we share a poetic outlook that values content, quality and message-- over that of modern poetry and what it demands and consider poetry is to now be. Your poetic soul speaks clearly and so well in all of your poetry.
Date: 9/11/2018 6:46:00 AM
So many great lines that tell a story and create vivid imagery Robert and you originally wrote it so long ago..
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Date: 9/16/2018 6:33:00 AM
My great friend, thank you. I know that your poetic soul sees things others may miss. Always a great pleasure to find that you have visited my page.
Date: 9/11/2018 3:46:00 AM
Your poetic fluid words, your masterful flowing pen, your knowledgeable mind, your poetic adept suffice to capture the beauties of majestic and sublime a Nature and render it into landscapes and portraits! A journey for the soul, a pleasure to the mind, a bliss to the heart! Your reader is grateful to you Robert for sharing your experience and thoughts. A FAV. Best regards. Be blessed always.
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Date: 9/16/2018 6:32:00 AM
Thank you my dear friend. Your words mean so very much, as your poetic heart is truly immense!