October Morning Walk

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Back-light.  Sun through hickory and water oaks ⓒBearspawprint2014

Back-light. Sun through hickory and water oaks ⓒBearspawprint2014

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October Morning ⓒBearspawprint2014

October Morning ⓒBearspawprint2014

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The October Light Is Calling Me ⓒBearspawprint2014

The October Light Is Calling Me ⓒBearspawprint2014

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Someone's landscaped entryway    ⓒBearspawprint2014

Someone’s landscaped entryway ⓒBearspawprint2014

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 Don't eat the berries.  we can make textile dyes, though.ⓒBearspawprint2014

Don’t eat the berries. we can make textile dyes, though.ⓒBearspawprint2014

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You May Not Come With Me

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I forgive you
It all no
Longer matters
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Through
Endless eons
I shall
Never forget
And you
Shall never
Know
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Do I love
You still
Or no
.
If I hurt
Forever
It is of
No concern
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There are
Places
You can
Never know
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There are
Places
You can
Never go
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I forgive you
For your
Judgments
Made in fear
Of the
Unknown
Hidden behind
Maligning
And betrayal
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You have not
Yet seen me
You have
Dressed me in
Seven veils
Of illusion
Shimmering
Wavering
They flicker
In the space
Between us
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Seven veils
Conceal
Hopeless love
And naked need
Seven Veils
Flutter
Covering
Flesh with
Shadows
And time
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One veil is guilt
One veil is selfish
One veil is fear
One veil is denial
One veil is hubris
One veil is the unknown
One veil is betrayal
That cannot
Be thrown aside
I take all seven
To dance my
Path into being
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I am as I am
I am lost
This is not
Important
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I asked
When I
Was young
When I
Had the hubris
To think
I could carry
This load
Alone
I humbly
Begged
For more
Strength
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This burden
That I carry
Has broken
My self
My heart
My body
Please allow
That I become
So old
That I
Do not care
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I am here now
I no longer care
That I cry
An old woman’s
Bitter tears
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I forgive you
That you don’t
Know why
Is no longer
Of importance
.
Through
Endless eons
I shall
Never forget
And you
Shall never
Know
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Do I love
You still
Or no
.
This is of
No matter
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There are
Places
You can
Never know
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There are
Places
You can
Never go
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You are
Gone from
My heart
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This is your
Benediction
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I shall
Observe you
With detachment
You are free
You do not
Understand
You have
No guilt
I take
It all
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Your guilt
Is twined
In mine
Indivisible
I see it
You do not
Awareness
Makes it mine
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There are
Places
You can
Never know
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There are
Places
You can
Never go
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This weaving
Is all mine
Our hopeless
Entanglement
Has become
The permanent
Pattern
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I am broken
It is nothing
.
What was we
Does not matter
.
Through the
Endless eons
I shall
Never forget
And you
Shall never
Know
.
Do I love
You still
Or no
.
If I hurt
Forever
It is
To you of
No consequence
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There are
Places
You can
Never know
.
There are
Places
You can
Never go
.
You can
Not come
With me
I am on
This path
Alone
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Bear … 10.19.2014
ⓒBearspawprint2014
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The Light Touch of October Sun

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Autumn light
Gently filters
Dappled gold
And green
October leaves
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The final soft
Caress of
Grandmothers,
Soothing ancient
Weary hearts,
Silent kindred,
A shared knowing,
Love and warmth.
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Serenity’s touch
To glow within
Through the long
Dreary winter
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Bear … ⓒBearspawprint2014
10.18.2014

Willow’s poem can be found here:  Sun Lights Up October
Willow and I started with the same draft from our comments and replies and photos and titles in:     also:   

 

Sun Lights Up October

Colorfull little fellow in the October sunlight  ⓒBearspawprint2014

Colorful little fellow in the October sunlight ⓒBearspawprint2014

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October Foliage North Florida ⓒBearspawprint2014

October Foliage North Florida ⓒBearspawprint2014

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Trees move around each other the same as people in a crowd move around each other.

October sunshine at the top of the hill ⓒBearspawprint2014

October sunshine at the top of the hill ⓒBearspawprint2014

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October Sunlight St. Mary’s River Swamp

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October sun is shining over the St. Mary’s River.  This is as close as I can get.

October Sun Over The St. Mary's River .. if I could just get to it ⓒBearspawprint2014

October Sun Over The St. Mary’s River .. if I could just get to it ⓒBearspawprint2014

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Old Cypress Tree

The base of that old Cypress is  8 to 10 feet diameter ⓒBearspawprint2014

The base of that old Cypress is 8 to 10 feet diameter ⓒBearspawprint2014

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Looking down over the River Swamp.

October  St. Mary's River swamp ⓒBearspawprint2014

October St. Mary’s River swamp ⓒBearspawprint2014

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