I do understand your longing, Ed.. and I was immersed in every visual, every sound, every sense of your poem's telling... i found myself gasping, not loudly, but very physically, for this is only a taste.. only a reading... I wanted desperately to be there. I believe, as perhaps never before, that if humans could return to understanding that they are part of nature, and that nature survives only when all of its 'ingredients' harmonize, recovery and peace would truly have a chance for a better future. After your experience, I can't imagine that anything was the same, not ever. (I'm still sitting here.. as though being on this 'page' will make me close to that place). Sigh.. I can compare the feeling of exhileration to standing on the edge of Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher, watching the mighty Atlantic crash into the walls of that ancient country... and seeing in the distance, a pod of whales... I didn't breathe normally for hours after! (I love whales) katy xox.
I think your poetry about animals and nature is really
good, Eddie...but what I admire most about this piece is
that you give credit where credit is due...to the Creator.
So many folks don't, and that is why they treat nature as a
"diversion," rather than the entertainment and sustenance
our Creator provided for our enjoyment.