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  Apache Woods
by Mr. Ed
Friday, April 09, 2010
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-Part IV In Our New Mexico Trek-

 

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,

Places to play in, and pray in,

Where nature may heal,

And give strength,

To body and soul.”

 

John Muir

 

Often, on our meanderings, in old New Mexico

We will visit, once again, these Apache Woods

Now called Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge

Both my spouse and I, when here, feel very good

 

The very ancient Pueblo peoples resided here, for centuries

Her own ancestors, the Apaches, loved to set up camp here

El Camino Real (The Royal Road from Mexico to Santa Fe)

Ran directly through these woods, for so many countless years

 

Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge is a crucial winter haven

For many types of birds, including Geese and Sandhill Cranes

They spend the winter months here, in its life-giving wet lands

Then head north in the spring, to Idaho’s summer breeding plains

 

Today, this truly magnificent 58,000 acre bird and wildlife refuge

Is the home of birds, mule deer, coyotes, porcupines, and muskrats

My spouse and I have been very fortunate to see many of its residents

And each time we leave old Apache Woods, we hope that we’ll be back

 

We both love to wander the Southwest,

And, the enchanting state of New Mexico;

We never run out of captivating, historic spots,

There are truly so many magnificent places, to go.

 

 

©Easter Break 2010, Mr. Ed
 


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Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/11/2010
what a great place!
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 4/10/2010
i feel this one, mr. ed. just returned from a visit to the Salt River/Apache Trail area east of Mesa, Arizona. i can understand why the Apaches fought so hard to keep their lands...
well done, as always,
carolyn
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/10/2010
As long as they don't smell oil around there it will be a safe place.
Thanks for the tour.

Georg

PS. Jersey shopping for presents? where's mine???

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/9/2010
Sounds fantastic to me. Patrick
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/9/2010
Very nice & knowledgable write Ed...I was up the Pocono Mountains today visiting a friend and shopping, (yes, your gift is in the mail)...ed
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/9/2010
Sounds like a wonderful journey, Ed. You two are very fortunate to experience nature's splendour first hand. Lovely nature lesson....

Anna
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/9/2010
Ed... a poetic travelogue... it would sell HEAPS! Get the travel companies onto it.... on second thoughts... think of all that extra fuel being burned and carbon-footprint trampling if more and more people like me came to wander through your glorious wildernesses... Best keep it TOP SECRET, hey?! :)) I shall just have to grow my own set of wings... xxx
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 4/9/2010
I always love to read about what you have to write. All your poems are so interesting and you take us there with the imagery that you have presented. Well-done, Ed!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 4/9/2010
Such wonderful ambiance. You and Mean Tall Woman are so blessed to be free to wander!
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 4/9/2010
Sounds wonderful.
God bless, Lew
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 4/9/2010
Just beautiful, Ed.
Reviewed by Richard Arrington 4/9/2010
May these places be shielded for future generation to see such beauty.
Reviewed by Holly Ibbitson (Reader) 4/9/2010
The eye that never misses beauty is the soul who truly knows peace and contentment.

Blessings Always, Holly
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 4/9/2010
I love your visual dialogue and I can smell the woods as I read your poem...Thank you for sharing this extraordinary travel experience with us!

Much peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Paul Judges 4/9/2010
Excellent work, Mr Ed
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 4/9/2010
Longing to one day visit Apache Woods and remember your words while watching beauty

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