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by Ed Matlack

Saturday, December 11, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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My Nature writes written with Thoreau in mind,

I would hope he does enjoy them when he does find,

Our lives for some reason seem to be attached; they do bind,

Could I be he, or he, me, in a prior life, reincarnation so blind…?


Did we come from the same tree, as it were?

Were we separated at birth, twins we are not,

Only in the sense we do write with ease about Nature,

It is “part and parcel” of our lives, our loves and our power…


Would I know him on the other side?

If we were to meet while sharing vegetarian meat,

Or playing on a waterfall, on the mossy rocks we would slide,

Wouldn’t that be appropriate, we would both go down on our seat?

Fun we could have speaking of Nature and life in general, ‘twould be so neat…

        © ed ~ 12/10/04

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Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/11/2004
You chose well when you chose Thoreau Ed! who knows perhaps the connection is there, we never really know do we;-)...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/11/2004
Who is "Thoreauvian…????

I guess I have to agree with Eddie on this one..although

I have no clue who this person might be....glad I only know you!!

Thanks for this offering Ed!!

Pst!! that virus thingy was a hoax...okay!!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by A. Gagné (Reader) 12/11/2004
"I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours." --Thoreau (Walden)

:) Abbygirl
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 12/11/2004
This is a wonderful write, Ed. I agree with Ed K. that you do have a few parallels with Mr. just never could is certainly interesting, to say the very least.
Take care,
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/11/2004
Interesting, and you do sort of resemble him.

In 1845 Thoreau built himself a small cabin on the shore of Walden Pond “living deep and sucking out all the marrow of life.”

You do that!

Wishing to lead a life free of materialistic pursuits, he supported himself by growing vegetables and by surveying and doing odd jobs in the nearby village.

Grow some vegetables!

He devoted most of his time to observing nature, reading, and writing,

You do that!

And he kept a detailed journal of his observations, activities, and thoughts. It was from this journal that he later distilled his masterpiece, Walden.

Star on your journal, my friend.
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