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  Lakeshore, At Sunrise
by Mr. Ed
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“I remember a hundred lovely lakes,

And I recall the fragrant breath

Of pine, and fir, and cedar, and poplar

The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk,

Opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.”


Hamlin Garland



Sunrise, in the great northwood

I stand in awe, at the lakeshore

No matter how often that I do

My heart and soul, want more


I first stood in awe, like this

Well over fifty long years ago

As a young boy, at a summer camp

The day that a lake, captured my soul


A young city boy, enamored of nature

An eager student, of its magical treasures

Since that first wondrous day of discovery

Hundreds of lakes, have brought me pleasure


I have greeted the dawn, at many lakeshores

Up in Canada, in Minnesota, and in Wisconsin

Each one of them different, yet all mesmerizing

Since that first dawn, when that first lake, crept in


I have greeted these lakeshore dawns, with my friends

With my spouse, and with numerous animal companions

At times, I have stood at the lakeshores, completely alone

Yet, never really alone, when a brand new lake day, begins


On these truly magical mornings, when I have wandered here

The many melodious forest birds, have always accompanied me

They always seem to be just as enamored, as I’ve always been

As I gaze out at the rising sun, and they sing to it, up in the trees


On this particular lakeshore dawn, I stand here in awe, with my canines

We have been brought here by a sage old woodpecker, who reminded me

That no matter where I may wander and travel, on this vast planet of ours

These lakes and these woods, will hold my heart and soul, for all of eternity


Sunrise, in the great northwood,

I stand in awe, at the lakeshore;

No matter how often that I do,

My heart and soul, want more.



©Spring Sojourn 2010, Mr. Ed




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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/12/2010
Crafted by the master. Patrick
Reviewed by Paul Judges 6/10/2010
Delightfully conveyed, Ed
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/9/2010
You know, I am a nature lover too......and at times it's been difficult "finding" that here in a big city.....but it has made me more astute....more aware...take notice more. There's a song by Josh Turner and in it he says, "I live in the city but don't fit in....." and I smile whenever I hear those words, but it's there....all around us....we just need to look a little harder at times. Beautiful write, Ed....I so enjoy your work!
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/9/2010
The beauty is absolutely breathless as I have seen the sun rising in the mountains of Minnesota and there is nothing like it...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 6/9/2010
Like the universe of water running over you soul.
Beautiful Ed. Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by John Flanagan 6/9/2010
"...Since that first dawn when that first lake crept in..."...that was it, Ed, the magic was born, and gladly it has never left you nor ever will.

Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 6/9/2010
Ed - since I can no longer travel, I always count on you to bring me to our country's magnificent beauty! Thank you , "city boy", for this beautiful sunrise...both your imaginative words...and the picture!
Blessings and Love - Micke
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/9/2010
Ditto said it all perfectly!
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 6/9/2010
This is a beautiful write and it brings back memories. I am somewhere between a cityslicker and a country boy but Ilove the outdoors.
God bless,
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/9/2010
Yes there is a special magic in a secluded lake at sunrise...well done.
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 6/9/2010

This captures the beauty of Mother Nature we oft times forget. Very wonder and relaxing write.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/9/2010
Stunning image and write, Ed, and the music fits the "nature" of this poem perfectly! Very well penned/illustrated; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/9/2010
Sounds wonderful, I hope to see it one day...ed
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/9/2010
positively lovely!
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/9/2010
Incredibly beautiful and completely enchanting poetry, Ed!!!! I am in total awe of this one! The picture is breathtaking as! You are such a blessed child of Nature!


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