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Mountain Brook

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Mike
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0 posted 01-17-2000 09:09 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike

Backpacking in the mountains high,
Up in the clouds, where land meets sky,
I came upon a dancing brook,
As hiked along in heaven's nook.

Down mountain's side in headlong race,
From snowcapped peaks of pure white grace,
To valley floor down far below,
Where beaver's dam, stops stream's wild flow.

Unbroken sheen; clear crystal glass,
Reflecting peaks of mountain's pass,
Ringed by aspens, with rock lined shore,
As stand atop, at God's front door.

From virgin snow, to tranquil lake,
While in between, wild path does take,
I stand and ponder little brook,
And of the journey that it took.




[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 01-17-2000).]
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1 posted 01-17-2000 09:12 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Mike! You are so good. I loved this..it was a breath of fresh air to me! (dam not damn) Thanks for taking me along on your trek!  
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2 posted 01-17-2000 09:12 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Oh, this is beautiful, Mike!! So that's where ya been, huh?! Well guess what? Ya just took me there too!! Simply beautiful!  

 Denise

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Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~

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3 posted 01-17-2000 09:26 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Mike, to ponder in poetry the brook's path...very nice. I enjoyed the reverie...thank you.  

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4 posted 01-17-2000 09:29 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

This talked to me very well....it reminded me of back home in Alaska....I just moved to Oregon a couple of months ago!!  I also love to hike...thank you for the reading!!

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Thanks for the hike  
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Lovely place this place--you took me there with your words but I wish I was really there.
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great imagery here...i found it delightful....thanks....
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8 posted 01-18-2000 01:50 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Hey I was enjoying that, I want to go back!  I guess I can just read it again    Ejoyed it greatly!! Thanks!


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This reminds me of mountains just about 10 from home. Right now they are snowcovered and pristine. Can't wait til spring to go watch the dancing brook. Thanks for a gentle hike.

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10 posted 01-18-2000 07:37 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Mike-

Worth the hike.

To wade within the
'dancing brook'
I paused and found
myself high upon the mountain ...
how did I get here?
Your words 'back-packed' me I think.

This entire piece flows as gently
as the stream down the mountain.
Thank you for sharing this gem.
~*Marge*~

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Mike
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11 posted 01-18-2000 01:20 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank you all for your very gracious comments.  Not many mountains here in Kansas, but I do enjoy my trips to Colorado.
Andrew Scott
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Found one or two of those special places in the mountains myself.  Ya gotta love the way they inspire. Nice work here Mike.
Nan
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I saw that same mountain stream in the Grand Tetons.... simply awesome!!
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14 posted 01-18-2000 07:11 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

I always wanted to see the mountains, though never had the possibility (yet). Thanks for taking me there. : ) Wonderful poem Mike !
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This is a beautiful place to go to! I enjoyed
it very much. SEA
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16 posted 01-19-2000 12:15 AM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

Certainly a nice way to describe a hiking trip. Very good

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

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17 posted 01-19-2000 09:15 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank you kindly Andrew, Nan, Munda (come visit our mountains anytime)and Helmut.  I consider it an honor to receive your first post SEA... thank you.  Just a tip though Munda, when you make it to mountains, don't try to go wading, the water is ice cold.
 
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