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True place on the Temperance River, flowing into Lake Superior, my favorite place on the planet!
Mist in the distance, heart quickens to gooseflesh Whisky Jacks perch silent, they've seen me before Brother Wolf has been by, his scat is still fresh Ancient eyes follow me, née jinn shapes of lore Small clearing before me, my own private crèche Hidden falls dance and play, their ions restore Spray glitters like diamonds, the Sun leads the band As time disappears, my soul breathes a free land

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 11/30/2020 6:10:00 PM
Great Poem James! I really liked its fun, yet mystical allure. Hope you have a wonderful week. Jess
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 11/30/2020 6:30:00 PM
Thx for stoppin' by Jess...gosh, haven't been back there for 4, 5yrs...like to tent-camp at Temperance River State Park...think Ill try to figure it out this next summer, cheers!
Date: 1/1/2020 5:45:00 AM
Happy 2020 Sir James. I love that even Brother Wolf knows U come NOT to harm, but to coexist. That is one remaining joy in Nature, when too many humans see Nature - wild and critter rich - a threat! PTL
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Date: 1/1/2020 6:24:00 AM
Ptl back atcha Brother! yes! Earth & all her living creatures & plants are sacred! Just Love...jimbo
Date: 12/10/2019 5:54:00 PM
Nice imagery showing the beauty of the place where you often go.
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Date: 12/10/2019 6:03:00 PM
Thx Bette!
Date: 3/15/2019 10:10:00 AM
this is just awesome, Jim
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Date: 3/14/2019 2:01:00 AM
Your side of nature.
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Date: 3/14/2019 5:54:00 AM
Nice to see you jl3! you are correct...kinda spooky out my window this am...been raining 8 hrs straight... 40 degrees temp on top of 5' feet of snow, creates a pea-soup fog! glowing under the streetlights!
Date: 3/3/2019 6:56:00 PM
I absolutely love this wonderful magnificent poem James. It is going straight into my Faves! Kudos! Connie xxoo : )
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Date: 3/3/2019 9:25:00 PM
Thrilled you liked it, Connie! just came home from my daily taking care of mom...a day brightener!
Date: 3/2/2019 11:37:00 PM
What an imagery... Beautiful. :)
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Date: 3/3/2019 9:25:00 PM
Thank you Swetha!
Date: 2/21/2019 11:50:00 AM
jimbo, what a refreshing atmosphere and a lilting poem!... congrats on your fine award..huggs
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Date: 2/21/2019 11:52:00 AM
Thank you Nette!
Date: 2/19/2019 4:02:00 PM
Hey, Jimbo thanks for dropping by my poem & thanks for this breath of fresh air!
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 2/19/2019 4:14:00 PM
Sure thing, Deb! Thanks!
Date: 2/18/2019 7:48:00 AM
Beautiful, James.
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 2/18/2019 11:04:00 AM
Thank you so much, Line, there are many such magical places in Minnesota wildlands!
Date: 2/16/2019 9:44:00 PM
Absolutely ethereal like beauty; I am there; very well penned.
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Date: 2/18/2019 11:03:00 AM
Glad you liked it, M.L!
Date: 2/13/2019 2:05:00 PM
love this one - great to see it take the top spot
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Date: 2/13/2019 2:29:00 PM
Thanks Jack, prayers for your Mom, soup is good therapy for me...
Date: 2/5/2019 9:33:00 PM
Hi Jim, Congrats on this beauty of a poem, you really put your heart into this one and it shows with sparkling imagery and flawless flow all within the confines of a tight format. Best Wishes, Anthony
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Date: 2/5/2019 10:05:00 PM
Thank you Anthony!
Date: 2/5/2019 1:49:00 PM
Excellent write James; as an Ontarian I have been there before ~ lovely. Congrats on 1st place.
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Date: 2/5/2019 1:58:00 PM
Thank you Phil! let's pray we stop this copper-nickel mine on the verge of final approval...it's up next to our BWCA and close to your Quetico Provincial Park, I have explored both! This Chilean Co has not operated ONE mine without catastrophic accidents...it would despoil a wildlands for our Grandchildren...james
Date: 2/5/2019 7:49:00 AM
Congratulations on your well-deserved win, James. This is beautiful. Janice
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Date: 2/5/2019 10:52:00 AM
Thank you Janice!
Date: 2/5/2019 6:30:00 AM
Yes, I agree waterfalls do restore. Reads like a lovely place to refresh from life's stresses. Thanks for stopping by with a lovely ..Sara..Congrats on your winning work.
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Date: 2/5/2019 4:05:00 AM
You sure have described a beautiful atmospheric place, love the imagery - no wonder Carolyn loved it so much to award you first place, many congrats:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 2/5/2019 5:43:00 AM
Thank you Jan!
Date: 2/4/2019 6:16:00 PM
Wow wow wow! This place sounds like a little bit of heaven James. Congratulations on your wonderful deserving first placement! I loved this entry and I am faving it! : ) xxoo
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Date: 2/4/2019 7:39:00 PM
Thanks Connie!
Date: 2/4/2019 5:08:00 PM
Congrats on a nice win..Enjoyed your poem. BG
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Date: 2/4/2019 7:39:00 PM
Thank you Barbara!
Date: 2/4/2019 4:55:00 PM
wow, Wonderful poem, James! I see it garnered first place. I'm really happy for you. Carolyn gives awesome jewelry gifts!! congrats on your well deserved win
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Date: 2/4/2019 7:31:00 PM
Thank you Andrea!
Date: 2/4/2019 4:55:00 PM
yeah, i have not done movie reviews on fb for a LONG time. I am behind by 50 movies!!!
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Date: 2/4/2019 7:31:00 PM
Geez, last movie I went to, tickets were $18.00 & popcorn $8.00! Pop machines are pretty cool these days tho!
Date: 2/4/2019 12:10:00 PM
Congratulations, James. There were some lovely touches to this poem and you've educated me with regard to the 'Whisky Jack' - what a cute bird.
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Date: 2/4/2019 1:25:00 PM
Right Wendy! a cousin to our Blue Jay...prospers in the Boreal Forest, which begins half-way up our State, they are also camp-bandits! as they watch & wait for errant crumbs!
Date: 2/4/2019 11:37:00 AM
So this amazing poem is yours, Jim! This spot in nature was described with excellent detail and I felt like we shared this moment together. Congratulations on a wonderful, solo first-place win, Jim! Something special will be on its way to you soon, unless you want me to send it to your mother. Hope she is doing well. Hugs, carolyn
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Date: 2/4/2019 11:42:00 AM
You are very kind, Carolyn! Sure! Mom loves surprise post deliveries!
Date: 2/1/2019 3:35:00 AM
James that's truly beautiful poetry!
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 2/1/2019 10:39:00 PM
Thank you Arthur!
Date: 1/30/2019 5:02:00 PM
jimbo, another one of your distinct writes where nature takes the lead in a most endearing way... huggs
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 1/30/2019 5:35:00 PM
Thanks Nette! I didn't get there last summer, but am hopeful!
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