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Each afternoon when I walk over by the stream
I find a place under an oak tree
a place comfortable enough
to sit, to relax overlooking the field across the water.
I take whatever amount of time
until I begin to feel my shoulder muscles loosen
and my hands and arms free from stress
then I know I am ready to begin writing.
What I put down in my notebook
amounts to little more than notes
whether ideas resulting from seeing beauty
in objects dotting the field or vivid
impressions of the wild grass
and moss underneath my tree.
Other times it can be a listing of images
drawn from the mixture of clouds
and baby blue sky overhead.
Usually these notes won’t start to
become lines of a poem until
a few days later when I have time
to begin blending thought
and image into what father
would call spirit language.  



Running Cub, Everglades



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