The View from The Hawk’s Nest (a photo)

The Delaware River Valley, as seen from The Hawk’s Nest outside of Port Jervis, NY. Photo taken in the spring of 2021. We took pictures of the beautiful panorama on the side of NY State Route 97. The winding mountain road was scary to drive on, but the sights were so worth it!

Holy Dread (a poem)

the wise man mutters a prayer

flails his arms in the air

tells me i should not care

about the material world

he swirls in a trance

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Valley of Shadows (a poem)

He traversed the valley for days

seeking the ancient one who’d provide

nourishment to his ailing soul

words from a holy mouth that

would unlock secrets of his inner-being –

sloshing through thick mud, the traveler perceives him

through the fog –

the figure of the ancient man

glowing, golden in the valley of shadows.

(Photo by John Joumaa on Unsplash)