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Do you enjoy writing or reading poetry?  Most of the posts on Big Sky Buckeye are poetry. You are welcome to sit a spell and find something that you like.  I enjoy sharing my curiosity through my writing.  You are welcome to like, comment, follow, share, or reblog a post.

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Many of us experience nature on a daily basis.  Perhaps you feel inspired to view God’s creation up close through a walk, on a bicycle, or on a hike.  Big Sky Buckeye spends intimate time with nature nearly every morning with a brisk hour-long walk.  Sometimes my camera accompanies me as well.  Experiencing so much of God’s handiwork leads to the writing of the poem “God’s Masterpiece.”

In addition to the poetry, view another journal entry posted on May 23 in “Encouraging Moment.”  While Big Sky Buckeye enjoys writing poetry, much of his journal writing is inspired from reading and commenting on other blogger’s posts.

You are invited to read a quote updated on May 20 from an American comedian and entertainer in Jerry Seinfeld.  He discusses why fan loyalty to any sports team is hard to justify.

Many of you enjoy photography (either your own or someone else’s).  Montana still feels like home to me.  I look forward to seeing family and the Treasure State’s beauty in about a month.  In the meantime, enjoy a character whom I met a couple of years ago in Virginia City.  Check out the new photograph added  on May 19 in the Photo Gallery. 

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You will find a variety of poems from the past few weeks. Each post is linked to take you right to its location.  Other poems and writings can be found in the archives.  Enjoy!

God’s Masterpiece

From Isaiah 65:17: “For I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; the former things shall not be remembered or come to mind.”

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From the beginning of time

God’s creation changes each day

This eternal blueprint conveys mastery

His design takes center stage

 

His earthly canvas presents wonder

Artistic palette of colors astonish

His imaginative mind never ceases

Earth’s treasures continue to impress

 

Traveling around this awesome planet

Breathtaking venues await our call

Majestic mountains loom high above

Immense beauty reaches the clouds

 

Rolling plains shine with beauty

Grasslands thick with green tapestry

Swift rivers travel for months

Mountain-fed water reaches blue seas

 

Dense forests blanket the terrain

Trees of every description stand

Endless oceans bombard distant shores

Continuous tides frolic with beaches

 

Wide canyons stretch above rivers

Featuring amazing sculptures and hue

Desert sands infinitely scatter themselves

Continually sifting from God-inspired winds

 

Days begin with illuminating sunrises

Nights commence with vivid sunrises

God continues molding and shaping

Praise His incredible creation forevermore

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Rejoice with more from our Lord in these previously published poems:

Encouraging Moment

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From Big Sky Buckeye

Life with its imperfections is still a creation filled with such richness.  Let’s fill this day, and each one that follows, with precious moments for so many others.  Pass it on!

Do you write a daily journal?  This inspiring thought comes from my journal, and much of what is written in my journal comes from reading and commenting on other bloggers’ posts.  Thanks to many of you for adding so much to my journal.

(Updated May 23)

Standing Alone

 

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Disheveled in appearance, this mansion has long stood

Waiting silently in a long forgotten town’s neighborhood

The spreading sagebrush peeks out and feels alone

Lacking any proper care, the yard appears overgrown

 

Years ago, sophistication resides here with its appeal

Bringing people to dinner parties, glamorous and real

The walls still remember, offering all guests a seat

Listening to stories of wonder that continue to speak

 

The family appreciates their glittering life of pleasure

Living with opulence from a wealth of gifted treasure

Then the Great Depression delivers hard, uncertain times

Drying up bank accounts, from thousands to a few dimes

 

A life of splendor and privilege, now forever gone

Sending lives into financial ruin, no longer strong

A great town collapses into isolation and despair

Causing the grand home to fade without repairs

 

The once-proud family packs up and departs

Moving on to an uncertain future, falling apart

Now the mansion of grandeur stands alone and tattered

Allowing Father Time to leave her final years battered

 

The town remains deserted, quiet, and dark

Surviving as a ghost town without any spark

Sometimes the wind blows, bringing past voices to hear

Remembering better times without any shattered tears

 

The photograph is of an abandoned mansion found in Nevada City, Montana.  This townsite is located a short drive outside of Virginia City in Madison County of the Big Sky state.  Both of these communities are worth a visit when you travel to southwestern Montana.  In 1863, Montana’s second major gold strike centered along Alder Gulch, which runs through the area.  For additional information about this gold strike, visit Alder Gulch.

 

 

Honey Tree

Here is a micro short story with a length of 115 words.  I was shooting for about 100 so I missed the mark by a little bit.  Tell me what you think.  Should I write more of these types of stories?

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A famished black bear rummages through the thick, overgrown forest.  His endless appetite resembles a midnight thief raiding the fridge for a sweet tasting snack.

His ravenous mood brings him to an ancient tree trunk, containing a large opening.  The tree might as well display a flashing sign:  HONEY!

The bear’s sweet tooth needs to be satisfied, but before he can explore further . . . a warning signal vibrates through the inside of the tree.

The colony of honeybees has been notified that an intruder has arrived at their honey factory:  HONEY ALERT! 

A swarm of bees flies into attack position.  The lead striker says, “We have the target in sight.”

GO!     GO!     GO!

Jerry Seinfeld Quote

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Loyalty to any one sports team is pretty hard to justify, because the players are always changing; the team could move to another city.  You’re actually rooting for the clothes when you get right down to it.  You’re standing and cheering and yelling for your clothes to beat the clothes from another city.

Haiku Series #11

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Blue Crab

Maryland Cream of Crab Soup–

Dreaming of blue crab

Always delicious!

 

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Drawbridge going up along Maryland Avenue in Cambridge, Maryland.

Waiting

Cars all in a line

Waiting, seems like forever–

Drawbridge raised up high

 

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Quiet River

Twilight in darkness

Lights dance on water’s surface—

Tranquil and undisturbed