The Rockies

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A look back when I visited the Rockies in Canada in July.

Submitted: November 20, 2011

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Submitted: November 20, 2011



Ice cream Mountains

Line the valleys

As people travel to vermilion lakes

Slowly breathe, breathe in the scenery

The Rockies, pining to be visited

Like the fjords of Norway

(As Monty would say)


Enigmatic teeny towns and villages

Banff, Lake Louise then Jasper

I try to appreciate little places

As they are, so unspoilt

Originality in Chopin’s minor key

Shimmering like hidden jewels

Consumers hungry for more


Whitewater rafting

Reeling in the travellers

Like fishermen to fish

Nature walks

 And the Japanese stalk Black bears

A viewing’s a treat

Appear out of nowhere

Like fireworks

Obsession for the Japanese

Tourists always making a squeeze


Althabasca be my home

Let me swim through your troubled waters

Reflective of mine

Brave the rapids

Hear the symphony

Sweet poetry

Lifting me to the clouds

Where I’ll be found

Rivers a jewel-encrusted shield for us to use

Protection from the bruise


Flashback to the start

As I glance back over my memories

Take in my diary

Each page a new day

A new dawn awaits

As I recall

On the road in the R.V.

I hear rivers wild and free

I see Ice Cream Mountains ahead…




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