Shanondowee Shores

Posted: June 27, 2015 in freeverse, poem, poetry

The other day I went to the Shanondowee shores
to learn the ways of the Shanondowian man,
how he carved his moose and deer and eagle figurines.
But I could only watch and listen.

If I had the blade I would have carved it well
But I only watched the eagles fly and studied the deer hoof tracks
and listened as the moose mourned his song.
Down on the banks of the Shanondowee.

Maybe I’ll get that blade and remember this day
And carve like the man of the Shanondowee.

Of how the eagles soared, the deer cautiously pranced
and the out-stretched neck of the moose’s mourn,
There, on the shores of the Shanondowee.


  1. Vivid word pics in this one, J! After seeing and hearing and experiencing nature, we totally understand why people carved figurines, drew on rocks, wrote and sang songs, and much more! Nature has that amazing effect on human-beans! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

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  2. The art of the primitive man is fascinating. Modern man prides himself in exactly duplicating what he sees. Primitive men were impressionists. I’m afraid our electronic pictures just aren’t the same and certainly will not last as long…. Nature truly inspires we human beans πŸ™‚ , freely expressing it on our walls and words without thought of precision is a gift for us to use. πŸ™‚


    • You are SO right! The electronic pictures of today just aren’t the same….won’t last as long, etc. πŸ™‚ And I find art and writing to have a quality about it that ignites my imagination, touches my emotions and makes me ponder. learn and grow. πŸ™‚
      Hope you are having a good whee-kend with those you love! πŸ™‚
      GREAT whee-kend here! πŸ™‚
      HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

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