Quotes and Poems

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Our eight-day Ozark Trail trek in early November gave this poem by Mary Oliver new meaning. Oliver When I Am Among the Trees 1118

Mary Oliver’s poem, The Journey, has become meaningful to me over time. Oliver The Journey1118.001

The following haiku was composed after walking the Iron Spring Bridge on Hwy 7, north of Hot Springs, Arkansas. After hiking Hunt’s Loop in the dark, morning light revealed this bridge that contains many family memories. The haiku syllable formula of 5, 7, 5 for the three lines makes me think.
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Kingfisher was published in Do South Magazine, June 2017, page 12

Wendell Berry reminds us not to be predictable in action or thought.
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John Muir Trail thru-hike in July of 2016

This poem was written a few weeks after one of our students committed suicide in his home. Under My Watch042918

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Bernard Kleina captured what I sometimes feel when planning a trip. This Grand Canyon climb was a confidence-builder. The best challenges are those we’re not fully qualified to accept.

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A special spot in the Rocky Mountain National Park

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I apologize for the following comment related to politics, but the number of glossy political ads we were receiving seemed to demand a response of some type.

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From a winter backpacking trip.

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Crystal Prong on the Ouachita Trail

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This heart-shaped frost flower was next to the Ozark Highlands Trail on a January morning.

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Hurricane Creek Wilderness Area

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Small creek crossing close to the Chancel Trail Head on the Ozark Highlands Trail.

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Spirits Creek following a night of heavy rain.

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