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Do you enjoy writing or reading poetry?  Most of the posts on Big Sky Buckeye are poetry, but I also share short stories, photography, and a few surprises along the way. You are invited to sit a spell and find something you like.  I enjoy sharing my curiosity through my writing.  You are welcome to like, comment, follow, share, or reblog a post.

Featured Posts

Greetings as another weekend arrives!  I appreciate you stopping in to see where my writing journey takes you, the reader.  Today’s post will be a poem inspired from a photography shared by a fellow blogger.  I hope the words bring you a sense of the tranquil lifestyle of a small town in “Hamlet’s Summer Day.”

In addition to my writing, view another journal entry posted on May 30 in From My Journal.  While Big Sky Buckeye enjoys writing poetry and short stories, much of his journal writing is inspired from reading and commenting on other blogger’s posts.

You are encouraged to read a quote updated on May 30 from the words of American pastor and Christian author Vance Havner.  His words express some truths about making choices.

Many of you enjoy photography (either your own or someone else’s).  An early spring photo opportunity discovers the tranquil landscape along a creek.  Check out the new photograph added on May 28 in the Photo Gallery. 

Recent Posts

Here’s my Baker’s Dozen, featuring 13 of my recent writings from the past couple of weeks.  Each post is linked to take you right to its location.  Other poems and writings can be found in the archives.  Enjoy!

















Hamlet’s Summer Day

The inspiration for this poem comes from a photograph published on Jan’s blog in her “Wordless Wednesday” post.  Check out her site for some wonderful poetry, inspiration, photography, and so much more.  There is probably a hint (yes, definitely) of the rustic and tranquil life experienced in the small communities of western Montana.

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Picturesque, isolated hamlet

Resting below mountainous shadows

Nestled along lake’s calming fingers

Life’s narrative writing tranquil prose


Sunrise crawls over the mountaintop

Cruising silently in their small boat

Early to rise anglers find their spot

Baiting hooks for trout with rainbow coats


Soon village shops begin to open

Curious shoppers fill crowded streets

Welcoming Farmers’ Market today

Locals selling homegrown goods and treats


Later, stillness returns to the town

Sunny, summer day comes to an end

Sun setting behind lake’s dozing shore

Waiting for tomorrow’s best friends

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From My Journal

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From Big Sky Buckeye

We need to remember to sweeten our lives with an extra helping of “fun” whenever possible.

rite 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 30)

Vance Havner Quote

now or never quote

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Life is a series of choices between the bad, the good, and the best.  Everything depends on how we choose.

From 2 Corinthians 5:6-9:  “So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord—for we walk by faith, not by sight.  Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.  So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please Him.”

Moments with Nature (Elfchen Series #17)

Tender Moments


Gentle rain

Geese flying overhead

Nature starts her day


alone animal bird clouds

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Nightly Blessing


Evening twilight

Chorus of colors

Painting our Creator’s masterpiece


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Tiny buds

New leaves sprout

Growing greener, bigger, fuller


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Summer’s glory in full display at Ohio’s Chestnut Ridge Metro Park.

Bennett Cerf Quotes

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An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have.  The older she gets the more interested he in her.

Middle age is when your old classmates are so grey and wrinkled and bald they don’t recognize you.

Choices Through Faith

From the words of American pastor and Christian evangelist, Vance Havner:  “Life is a series of choices between the bad, the good, and the best.  Everything depends on how we choose.”

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Our daily walk encounters many tests

Life’s decisions shall never be easy

Facing a series of heartfelt choices

Sometimes feeling so alone and uneasy


Quality decisions lead life forward

God’s Word and righteousness always shining

Making choices, pleasing to our Father

Our Lord’s love, His sacred silver lining


God chooses our Savior—His Holy Son

Jesus becomes our faithful source of life

Bringing lasting redemption to ourselves

Hope-filled Cross saving the foolish from strife


Our Father calls many, few are chosen

His chosen, precious cornerstone—Jesus

Believing in Him, never put to shame

Living by faith through our Lord, who frees us


Jesus chooses us in His Father’s name

Days ahead offer bounties of treasures

Following His love and wealth of teachings

Therefore, bear lasting fruit through His measures

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From 2 Corinthians 5:6-7:  “So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord–for we walk by faith, not by sight.”