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January 30, 2015

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the Sierra Club published one of my poems in the Winter 2015 edition of their newsletter, The Sylvanian.  The poem is reprinted below.  The Sierra Club does wonderful work on environmental issues.  Their motto is "explore, enjoy and protect the planet."


In Wildness is the Preservation of the World

(In Tribute to Thoreau)


An explosion of green.

The silverback emerges from the jungle.

Heart racing from the mock charge,

I spend the next hour entranced by his family

Gentle giants of the highland mists.


Hear the drums of danger beat.

Jungle felled for crops to eat.

Brutal tramp of soldiers’ feet.

Starving villagers hunt bush meat.

The last mountain gorillas in desperate retreat.


Lumbering across the golden savannah,

Mother and child pause to graze.

Delighted at this r...

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