“Nature has portals rather than doors.” – Jim Harrison


On a walk

the doe looked up

we froze

and looked at each other.


My breath caught.


An eagle dove

between the two canoes

in front of mine

and took a bass.


They nearly swamped.


Giant redwoods

filtering in light from above

into the cathedral

created by their circle.


I worshiped there.


The Pacific.

The stars above.

A meadow.

The cardinal hopping in our backyard.


A moment of awe.


This is part of “28 Days of Unreason”

based on prompts taken from poems

by Jim Harrison.

2 thoughts on “Openings

    • We all carry within us images we’ve collected which, if we express them in just the right way, in the right context… the right juxtaposition, they have the ability to make a reader catch his or her breath. Thank you for inviting me.


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