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Write What You Know

stag in the road

Most authors will tell you to write what you know. In  journaling, jotting down dreams, images, and thoughts is an immediate way of connecting the human experience with daily life . The things I know most clearly are the magnificent Pacific coastal mountains and for the past decade, the desert.  Nature is the most extraordinary and uncontrollable panorama, and to me, always exciting.

Nature and the solace of the uncontrolled, non-domesticated life patterns are precious beyond measure. Each day is an unfolding chapter, often predicable, like the gathering of birds to water… and sometimes crazy.

 It’s hard to believe there are some who want to destroy the most profound, and yet undiscovered life systems by over-development for profit.

This poem is dedicated to the theme of knowing.

the deer king walks down the road

 

Spring 2014

You stepped out into the clearing

on the road

into the landscape of an eternity.

Born before the destruction

of eons

a gift

inside the morning,

marking time

with your presence.

 

looking coyote fuzzy copy

 

Journal prompt: Write about wild animals. Do you live in a place where you can enjoy them? How do you feel about wilderness preservation and development?

Copyright © 2014 by Susan E. Rowland

Original poetry and photography, all rights reserved

 

 

 

Author:

I'm writing. I haven't been on my blog much, so please forgive the lack of updates. I'm doing art. My life is dedicated to any cause that helps the planet and is good for children and other living beings. Don't get me started on politics because it won't be pretty. Humor helps. Check y'all later.

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