Thursday, 30 of March of 2017

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Rebecca Swan – I Know You Wild Skykomish

Skykomish
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I know you wild Skykomish River I know you
glaciers melting in the warm spring air
and you – rushing down the mountain full of snowmelt
roaring and shaking the ground, the granite boulders,
the granite mountains

I know you too my wild Skykomish
wide and quiet in a mountain meadow
flanked by a million tiny flowers
singing in the dawn with crystal notes
murmuring through starry nights

I know where you come from my wild Skykomish
hidden-gems-north-cascades-afdeep in the turquoise heart of translucent ice caves
following a serpentine trail through the grandfather hemlocks
past carpets of tiny liberty cap mushrooms
glistening like jewels in the dew

I come to you when I’m done with the rushing traffic,
the clatter of machines, the rough scream of chain saws,
the endless slap slap slapping of my windowshield wipers

I come to you my wild Skykomish
and touch my soul again.
 
 

Rebecca Swan
May 2008
January-February 2010 Earth First!
 
 

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Laurelf – Fingers and Rock


 
 
 
Fingers
and rock
that dance
secret, sacred
“sheer naked contact”
the smell of granite and effort
the poetry of each finger hold
and quartz nub
for the toe
 
mica flecks
sun dizzy dance
between the hands
grasping
caressing
 
and the ritual
each foot and hand moving
alternately
chalks in
every few yards
and the brightly colored cord
& webbing
 
fantasy snake of the rock
sun on the back
breeze in hair
all muscles taut
spread eagle
hugging granite
into the Center.

Laurelf
May 1982 Earth First!


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