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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 6, Number 2, June 2012

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Bruce Ross
Bangor, Maine, USA


Standing Up

Camping at the center of the Gaspe Peninsula allows the processes of the natural world to be your center of attention, the nearest town and supplies a morning's drive away.

cold summer wind . . .
the cabin darkens and lightens
with the branches

Eventually grasped is the resilience and liveliness, even beauty, of this place where there are more trees than people.

where the dead trees
lost their tree tops . . .
white-throated sparrow

And then you are finally captivated by the wonderful ordinariness of the smaller and larger participants of this particular world, if not the greater world itself.

standing up
to the cold summer rain
buttercups

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