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  A Yearning
by Mr. Ed
Friday, April 30, 2004
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Itís 10 PM

Iím restless

I cannot sleep

I have a yearning Ė deep within my soul

 

I get in my car and head north

 

 I drive for hours until all traces of both

Civilization and the blacktopped road

Vanish beneath my tires

 

At journeyís end

I joyously exit my vehicle

And hike down a narrow forested trail

Toward a small uninhabited wilderness lake

 

Along the way, I inhale deeply

 

Soon the cool fresh pine-scented north woods air

Revitalizes both my lungs and my weary soul

 

I reach the lakeshore just before dawn

 

I perch on a large flat rock

 And I patiently wait

 

Within minutes

 I hear the magnificent sound

I have journeyed this great distance to hear

 

It is the unmistakable mysterious eerie wail

That has always filled my heart with joy

 

It is the first morning call

Of a black and white loon

Far off on the shadowy lake surface

 

This loon is lovingly calling out to its mate

 

Within seconds a second eerie wail

Reaches my very attentive ears

 

Itís the loonís mate calling it back

 

At this moment in time

I feel closer to God and all His Creation

Than I have my entire life

 

As dawn breaks

And the enchanting loon wails evaporate

In the wind like the morning mist

I pull out my trusty binoculars

And patiently wait once more

 

Before long

I spot a female black bear

Lovingly leading her two cubs

Down to the lakeshore for a refreshing drink of water

 

Several hours later

 I watch in awe and admiration

As a mother osprey repeatedly dives into the ice -cold depths to fish

 

After each catch she immediately rockets skyward

And delivers yet another nourishing meal to the five hungry babies

Anxiously awaiting her return in their immense twig-laden nest


 

By noon

I have spotted several other magnificent woodland creatures

 

White-tailed deer

Beaver

Red plumed wood ducks

Canadian geese

And a very industrious brown muskrat

Thatís catching and eating crayfish on a distant shoreline

 

Itís getting quite warm now

So I reluctantly decide that itís time to head home

  

As I push my hand against the massive boulder to rise

 I brush against a large clump of thick velvety moss growing along its side

 

 This wild moss feels cool moist and extremely clean to the touch

  Now even my fingers are being soothed by yet another miracle of nature

 

On the hike back up the trail to my car

I pause to admire the tantalizing sounds and magnificent beauty

Of a tiny babbling brook slowly winding its way down to the lakeshore

 

  I kneel in the dirt cup my hands together and drink heartily

From this cool pure thirst-quenching water

 

On the long ride home

 Iím content in the knowledge

That both my heart and soul

Have been revitalized

 

And I now look forward

To my next trip

To the Creation store

 

©2003, Excerpt from Curious Creatures-Wondrous Waifs, My Life with Animals, by Ed Kostro

 

 

 

 




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Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 3/29/2005
Ed,

Yes, your story lines are so well-defined ... an exceptional write!!


Best to you,

Robert
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger 5/1/2004
Ed,

What a beautiful trip I just went on. Terrific story lineÖ I donít want to go back to Civilization!!!

Best of luck to you and yours,
Thomas
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 5/1/2004
Thanks so much for this wonderful and uplifting trip Ed....It was so beautiful, I didn't want to come home.
Allen
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/30/2004
Ed you had me right there with you through
your superb imagery! This outstanding piece
is so uplifting to the spirit, thank you!
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/30/2004
I've just finished a phone call, this describs well, what we were saying, So many are not really living, missing out on creation, and the great gift of tanquilliy of solitude.

Nurishment for the soul.

Plus perspective..
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 4/30/2004
The way you describe your connection to Nature - the fulfillment of your yearning - shows such deep love for life, Ed. It's inspiring.

Gina
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 4/30/2004
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.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 4/30/2004
an excelklent piece and reading
enjoyed

William
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 4/30/2004
and now you've allowed the rest of us the same wonderful inspiring hike! Thank You! Lisa
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 4/30/2004
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.
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 4/30/2004
A master piece of imagery Ed..
You a nature boy for sure?
Reviewed by Dale Clark 4/30/2004
Outstanding piece. I love to hike
mountain trails and visit the
wilderness, there is a peace there.
Such vivid imagery here. You bring
it to life.
Reviewed by E. Richardson 4/30/2004
wonderful, splendid, and wow!
This brought back many memories. It could well have been one of my days .... I use to do exactly what you describe in your work.
Great imagery in th is Ed.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/30/2004
(((ed)))

fantastic journey, fantastic write--thank you for touching my heart today--absolutely awesome write

((((HUGS)))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 4/30/2004
Ed...one of my favorite from you!!!!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 4/30/2004
Oh My, this is gorgeous, touched my senses and my soul.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/30/2004
Ed, this is terrific. That's what life is suppose to be all about. Thanks for taking me along.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 4/30/2004
On this fortieth day of Spring I Salute You, Sublime Poet!

"A Yearning" tells it all with aroma of gratitude and grace.

Enjoyed the the reading of a building writing.


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 4/30/2004
great images, good thoughts.
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 4/30/2004
BRILLIANT write!
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/30/2004
The call of the wild
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 4/30/2004
Ed,
Beautiful I loved this visit you have placed here this morning.
outstanding visuals.
"At this moment in time



I feel closer to God and all His Creation



Than I have my entire life







As dawn breaks



And the enchanting loon wails evaporate



In the wind like the morning mist



I pull out my trusty binoculars



And patiently wait once more"

Peg

PS Art perfection.





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