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So Close My Return
by Rebecca S Russell

Sunday, September 02, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I have returned!
Well, almost...
Once again my feet
Are trodding
On western soil
And I am breathing
The clean, rarified air
Of the Pacific Northwest.
It's not Wyoming,
But it is so close,
Much closer
Than I have been
In years.
Soon I will revisit
Vast stands
Of quaking aspens
And cottonwood trees,
And perhaps I will again see
Herds of bison
And elk.
How my heart leapt
When my plane
Touched down in Denver!
I was only there
A couple of hours
Yet I felt it sing
For the first time
In years.
Soon
I will see Montana, and oh!
How will I ever return to Tennessee
When my spirit cries piteously
For the mountains and plains
Of the American west?

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Reviewed by William Bonilla 9/12/2012
Welcome back
I've yet to see a Bison nor an Elk in the wilderness
maybe one day I will....
Peace be with you

William
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/3/2012
Beautiful ... you take me there. Thank you, Rebecca. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/3/2012
Reminds me of John Denver, who sang praises of West Virginia, only to settle in Colorado. I hope to get back to both wonderful places including the Pacific Northwest, soon.

Ron
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 9/3/2012
Sounds like a free spirit has taken charge of you, Rebecca, nothing at all like the "Change" poem, which I read, but it was so negative i didn't comment on it.



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