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Overlander Mountain BC-Late Summer Clouds | by JamesWatkins
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Overlander Mountain BC-Late Summer Clouds

Better Large-Overlander faces Robson Mountain from the South...it is very beautiful in its own right...here in high clouds, late summer, with Robson Park greenery in the foreground. Just over the Alberta line west of Jasper on the route to Kamloops, BC, Journeying west on route 16 to head south on route 5 toward Vancouver, BC and Seattle. This is an ideal place to bring a motorcycle, which I will do soon.

 

What Good Are Trees (J.H. Watkins)

 

What good are trees,

If I miss the heart that spun the seed,

That dreamed the dream,

That danced nuclear in first fiery moments,

Before colors collided on patterns woven in atomic autumns

And stardust stellar stadiums of wintry dawns-

 

When moons rose only on waters that stilled the night,

That reflected the light that ended eras,

That moved the mountains,

Before the oceans swept canyons clean of crust

And prepared tables for grasses to grow?

 

What good are wings,

If wonder does not take flight,

While wild woods bear the broken breath of winds,

That hang soft in southern summers,

Where soaring birds draft

Towering tides of unseen waves

Riding currents, swirling in springs of hope,

Hidden in hills, that no one knows?

 

What good is hope

That shares nothing in conception,

And wonders without warm witness in cold stolen hours,

Longing in lonely moments, that come only once,

Heave hot and holy breath for seconds,

Then pass without planting or gathering

From the soil of life and the strength of tears

That know the awe of this moment’s birth?

  

J.H. Watkins 01-09

 

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Taken on September 4, 2010