A Mind in Time


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Sitting upon a flat rock

As I relax on a warm

Summer evening

The sound of running water

Is music to my ears

The sun is lowering

Towards the westerly sky

The French River is cascading

Over the historic Recollet Falls

The portage before me

Brings thoughts of ages past

As my mind goes back in time

An Ojibwa warrior dressed in skins

Appears around the bend

With his birch bark canoe

Upon his broad shoulders

Followed by his  wife

Packing over their belongings

Two young children laughing

And giggling as they near

The end of the portage

The canoe is soon loaded

The warrior, paddle in hand

Looks at his children

Seated among their belongings

With a smile on his face

He tells them gi zah gin

As he launches the canoe

Into the flowing river

To quietly disappear around

The next river bend.

The evening lighting was dwindling

As I looked around me

The shadows were creeping upon

The surrounding hillsides

A mist appears on the river

The French River ever flowing

As it has for many ages past

Well that is it for now. A great time to be photographing. The Fall colors are still coming on. The weather is co-operating for the most part. Until next time happy trails.

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~ by kenben on 09/30/2013.

4 Responses to “A Mind in Time”

  1. Great passage and great study as always, Ken! Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks Duncan. You have Fall colors yet.

      • A few trees have changed completely but the woods won’t become vibrant for another three or four weeks. I’m sitting on my deck now smoking a pipe and doing homework and I can say without doubt, autumn is my favorite time of year!

  2. Good one.
    Bill

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