Shutta Crum
Joseph McNair
Laszlo Slomovits
Joanie Freeman
Chris Lord
Elisavietta Ritchie
Gerald Clark
Karyn M. Wolven
Duane Locke
Mervyn M. Solomon
Paul B. Roth
Sue Budin
Running Cub
Silvia Scheibli
Geoffrey Philp
Marilyn Churchill
Jerry Blanton
Steve Beaulieu
Don Hewlett

Fred Wolven


Walking on the piney shaded trail
working toward a distant river,
listening to the morning's birds,
a dove cooing nearby,
dawn's light breaks over the hills.

Alongside the trail
the rustling of squirrels
preparing for winter's approach.
Winding along this path
brings me closer to sounds
of rushing waters.

My breath is clear,
this sound important in my ear
is close to the drumming
of my heart, consistent
like the silence around me.

What a delight
this wilderness here,
the pulse of spirits,
the gently flapping
of an eagle's wings overhead,
a connection lasting
until I come out on the bank
overlooking the river's waters.
My spirit joins with others here.

Running Cub, Everglades


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