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Yellowstone, 1995 or Thereabouts

I can hear the water, a giggle almost, in the small cold spring by which I sat that foggy morning, sketchbook, pen, and watercolors in hand. A weed with a single white flower grew from the innards of a half submerged, humus-bound log alive with neon-green moss. A brilliant web spun by a tiny jewel-orange spider laced the flower to the log. I dipped my brush in the spring water, washed it around in the appropriate colors, painted the scene as best I could, never coming close to capturing the brilliance of flower, moss and spider. Only approximations of nature are possible.

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Date: 5/11/2013 6:51:00 PM
True homage to the earth, a lovely personal verse. Thanks so much for the entry. Light & Love
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Jack Jordan
Date: 5/11/2013 9:37:00 PM
Thanks, Debbie. A great competition... Jack
Date: 5/10/2013 9:26:00 PM
Congratulations Jack...wonderful piece here...one of my favorites of yours
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Date: 5/10/2013 10:28:00 PM
Thank you, Donna. I have fond memories... Jack
Date: 3/9/2013 6:14:00 PM
I've only been to Yellowstone once, but it was very memorable trip (though I was only about 6 or at the time). It's really a wide range of images in this poem, the jewel-orange spider sounds like something to see! Have you ever watched the 30 minute paintings of Bob Ross? I think you would enjoy his work seeing as how you're into nature paintings :)
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Date: 3/9/2013 9:26:00 PM
It was, or is, a remarkable place, at every possible scale. The spider was just one of an overwhelming variety of beautiful things I saw. However, I managed to record this one. Jack
Date: 3/1/2013 12:08:00 AM
gorgeous!! this is kind of the way I like to write free verse on those rare occasions I attempt it. I love this one. Have you entered it into Catie's free verse contest. I think it would be perfect for that one.
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Date: 3/1/2013 7:37:00 AM
Why, thank you... I'll check out the contest. J
Date: 2/28/2013 5:16:00 PM
Very nice Jack and how true. We can never come close to duplicating God's beauty
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Date: 2/28/2013 8:52:00 PM
Even is a medium as "realistic" as photography. J