Tag Archives: Alaska

Girdwood, Alaska – Rainforest

Into the rainforest we walk with soft steps, silent voices, and open hearts. Morning rain seeps through the tall trees and the mountain side is shrouded in fog. Deeper in we cross wooden bridges over creeks following animal tracks, we examine stones laced with scars, and we marvel in being here, part of something larger. […]
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Mountains and Ice

Recently resurrected the domain and website at http://www.mountainsandice.com that will focus on stories, poetry, photography and anything related to Alaska. Two poems were posted today for your reading pleasure.

Poem – Clearing

From the collection “Beyond the Border Kingdom“, the 13th and final poem. (1) threads hang openly defining a life – what happens when they are pulled or cut? does the puppet fall? who will mend the broken legs? one by one the headlights pass through silence and growing fog hidden unknown faces travel into hidden […]
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John Haines is Calling – Fables and Distances

As nature becomes essential to daily life and getting through the chaos, I have been thinking about John Haines.  Some of my most-often used quotes come his book “Fables and Distances” and so I have started reading it again and am reminded the impact his writing has had on my outlook in life. Fables and […]
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Poem – I Now Walk into the Wild

I now walk into your arms, the words spoken in passion, black wisps of hair I brush away, your eyes a light into the soul. I now fall into your arms, your breath against my neck, I am vulnerable, exposed skin waiting for your embrace, I wait for you. I walk into the wild, the […]
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Poem – Ocean

Across sullen waters I watch the madness play out each evening. And in the morning I watch land recede until I am the ocean.

Poem – In the Distant Valley

A wanderer of the frozen lands, I stopped at the edge. A silence wrapped in wind and ice scattered across the valley and we took shelter beneath overhanging rock. In the morning after the fire we hiked 7 days to the distant valley steeped in legends of living spirits and the black wolves guarding the […]
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Alaska Adventure Tours

A sincere post for my friends that own and operate Exposure Alaska. They have been in business since 1999 offering true Alaska adventure tours.  New this year is the Chugach Challenge offering: Fast paced and fueled by adrenaline and coffee. You’ll raft Class V rapids, ice climb on a glacier, ride the fastest zipline in […]
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Poem – Revolution Rooted in Ancient Lands

40 Days become 40 years and the revolution/transformation I began culminates from the mountain peak. Into the valley life flows as the new sun rises over the range. Caribou continue their thousand mile trek across vast swaths of land following their ancestors hoofs. I teeter on this ridge and see beyond the glacier fed waters […]
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Poetry – Sun Rises

Sun rises over mountain peaks after 40 days of darkness and despair. We sing, dance, and cry while the mountains darkness subsides and the peak, birthplace of our gods, appears.