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Backpacking the Wild
by stan n nassano

Friday, August 08, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Backpacking the Wild

Single file
one by one
I watch
from atop
this slab of rock
passing by, silently
up………….this winding trail
a trial of suffering

To lean over, to lighten
 the load
relieve the burden
on their bent backs

Stepping, that slow
drumming of the feet
the ancient cadence
of step

smirking at death
moving upward……….
and so , ……..I to

to watch, to reflect
in this place
of wind and rocks and trees
so far away
yet, where ......I    seem
 to belong
with these ones
of ancient ,steps
in this barren, wild landscape
into this wilderness of the
wilds ,of the heart
Snassano 08-08-08


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Reviewed by Cryssa C 8/28/2008
beautiful picture and poem!
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 8/20/2008
Climbing seems a lot of fun. I can't do that because of my legs, but to be among nature is a great thrill. Beautifully written. Great picture.

Reviewed by Michelle Mead 8/13/2008
i love the pace of this, like footsteps, lovely poem
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 8/13/2008
Sounds dreamie...stay safe and well Stan...Hugs
Reviewed by Charlie 8/9/2008
Crisp an encouraging, and there's a wide open breathe-the-world-in feel to it. The picture looks for all the world like some Alaskan pics I've seen... frigid-cold, and that grass must look very inviting to a mountain goat, if it's not at Salt-lick. --Charlie
Reviewed by blue soplain 8/9/2008
pausing for breath, smirking at death. .. .chilling, reflective, assuaging, metaphorical moment. .. and the ending---> yes, the heart is a much wilder[ness] and overgrown dire place than any landscape. .. . i should be in your pocket tho.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 8/8/2008
That is a beautiful picture along with the poem to take the reader out for a journey to this marvelous place.take care

Reviewed by Gene Williamson 8/8/2008
I'm not a backpacker or climber, Stan, but you took
me with you on this one. And I like it. Thanks. -gene.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/8/2008
yet, where I seem
to belong,
with these ones
of ancient steps
in this barren, wild landscape.

Sounds truly marvelous to me, my friend, and I think that's where I belong, too. I wish I were somewhere just like that, right now.

Happy Trails To You!

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