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  River Road
by Mr. Ed
Thursday, December 30, 2010
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“If nature were not beautiful,

It would not be worth knowing;

And if nature were not worth knowing,

Life would not be worth living.”


Henri Poincare



Even in the frigid chill of winter

Nature is very wondrous to behold

I woke early and I felt like wandering

And soon, I ventured down a river road


I had last visited here, in the summer

When the river bank was lush and fertile

Colorful wildflowers, had lined this shore

And I observed numerous ducks and turtles


Several families had been picnicking, right here

Young children had run, and laughed, and played

Now, on this extremely chilly early winter’s morning

Not a single sound in my ears in this frozen landscape


At first glance, all I saw were mounds of ice

Frigid, slow moving waters, and lots of snow

What a remarkable change, in such a short time

Since there was little to observe, I decided to go


But very luckily for me, I now saw some movement

On the far river bank, high in a snow-covered pine tree

I watched in utter fascination, as a huge bird took flight

And now, a truly majestic eagle, was soaring towards me


He very swiftly came swooping down to the water’s edge

And he very skillfully plucked out a fish with his sharp talons

I stood here, on this frozen river bank, in awe and admiration

Very thankful that in any season, Nature thrills me without end


Even in the frigid chill of winter,

Nature is very wondrous to behold;

I woke early and I felt like wandering,

And soon, I ventured down a river road.


©A Wondrous Winter Morning 2010, Mr. Ed



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Reviewed by Tom Hyland 12/31/2010
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 12/31/2010
Lovely and lively piece. Thanks dear Ed.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 12/31/2010
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 12/30/2010
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 12/30/2010
Elegantly written and profound ~
Nature thrills me too Ed!
Happy New Year,
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 12/30/2010
Stunning, ...I am so thankful the Eagle has recovered in numbers,(just had one in my back yard a few days ago) wonderful imagery in your poem Ed!
Reviewed by jude forese 12/30/2010
beautiful nature imagery ... luv the pic ...
Reviewed by D Johnson 12/30/2010
When I lived in Alaska, an Eagle greeted me each morning at 4am when I arrived at the radio station. Perched high on a tree, he watched as I unlocked the front door and was safely inside. The Eagle would wait a few minutes then fly off for the day...I soon looked forward to meet him each morning.

Thanks for writing,
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 12/30/2010
What a beautiful sight that must have been, a real American Eagle...all I ever see when in the woods are turkey buzzards circling over head...(u think they know something I don't?) ;-) ed
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 12/30/2010
Nature is thrilling indeed!!!! Awesome picture and poem!

Reviewed by Lois Christensen 12/30/2010
Reviewed by Richard King 12/30/2010
Wondrous, indeed, but that term applies to the telling as much as to the seeing. Thanks Dick
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 12/30/2010
You painted a beautiful pictur in words of something that challenges words to describe.
God bless,
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 12/30/2010
The very nature of things is being, and being able to appreciate it, as you do. Happy New Year Friend! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/30/2010
Wonderful imagery in this compelling poem; well done! Love the piccy!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D

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