Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Brockway




Take me back to where strong winds blow
while eagles soar high, with nature below.
Take me to the mountain, far up north,
where lakes meet sky, and legends pour forth.
Take me where man and beast live side by side,
where there is no fear, and peace can reside.
I need to know there are bears and deer,
and that they, like I, have a right to be here.
I want to see where wildlife lives,
where nature not only takes, but gives.
I want to be where ancient trees grow,
where the autumn sun makes the mountain glow;
in spring and summer the trees are green,
and winter snow is deep and clean.
I want to be where beauty astounds,
where singing birds are natural sounds,
where lighthouses call the sailors home
from Gichi-Gami’s evening gloam.
I can go back only in memory today,
but my spirit lives there, up on Brockway.

Poem & Image by: McGuffy Ann Morris
Brockway Mountain,
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan
Linked to: 
Poetry Pantry #196


49 comments:

  1. Ms. Mack ~~ It's been a while since I was reminded of Gichi-Gami.
    Your "Take me back" set the mood for being in an enjoyable place.
    You didn't disappoint me even though I am not an outdoor person.
    ..

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    1. Thank you, Mr. Jim. This place is worth sharing with others.

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    1. Thanks, Theresa. I truly love this place.

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  3. What a lovely place indeed and you did this so very well.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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  4. I really enjoyed your poem.
    Love Noodles

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    1. Noodles, you would love it there. My Maisie did.

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  5. Absolutely beautiful, words and photo. You are such a talented lady!

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    1. Beth, you are so sweet. Thanks for your support.

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  6. HI, I learned two things today because I had to Google it:
    gloam did not recall ever seeing this word, but it is a beautiful one abouit twilight and Gichi-Gami’s. I had not heard that term either in relation to Lake Superior. I learned stuff today. Thanks. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Mary. I love to share knowledge!

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  7. Wow. First I looked at the picture you took. And then I read your poem. McGuffy Ann, I felt like I was there with you! :)

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    1. That makes me feel that I really connected with you! Thank you for that!

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  8. Beautifully worded. I want to be there too. It sounds like a lovely place to be.

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    1. It truly is, Rae. It is so close to Heaven.

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  9. great imagery... I need to get lakeside soon! The fall is the best time with the cold winds... wow... You really put me there!

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    1. There is no lake like Gichi-Gami, and Brockway Mountain oversees her.

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  10. How beautiful it was to read this piece out loud. There was such a feeling of yearning coming across.

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    1. This comment means a lot to me. Thank you; I am honoured.

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  11. Brockway sounds like an ideal place. It would be nice to live in harmony with nature. Your beautiful writing can spur my imagination.

    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Julia, that is such a nice thing for you to say. Hugs.

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  12. Ahhh ... I felt like I was right there with you. Beautiful, Annie!

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  13. what a delightful person and friend you are.

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    1. And also to you, my dear friend! ~xo~

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  14. Oh Annie! Your love of this beautiful place shines with every perfectly chosen word and phrase. Such a peaceful, uplifting feeling! We each have places that are closest to our hearts, where we long to be and feel most connected to our Mother Earth. Now you've made me want to go there with you, to have you show us this beautiful place! This is one of your very nicest poems, I truly love it!

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  15. It's beautiful and special and lovely and you amaze me!

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  16. Lovely poem. No place like home ;o)

    Btw, my baby girl is shouting 'book! book!' because she saw all the books in the background and she was trying to get one through the monitor. Haha! ;o)

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  17. You are right up there with the best of them Annie ... I love this poem. It is so you and it means so much to all of us who love nature. I hope this is a place that you will get to return to in your lifetime ... it seems to be calling you :)

    Andrea

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  18. Nice poem, very sentimental. I want to go there too! : )

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  19. love this! the picture - the scenery is stunning and your poem is the perfect match!

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  20. Beautiful pictures and poem. Feels like I wanne be there too:)

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  21. Oh! wow, I too would love to go tho this palce.

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  22. Just lovely. Thanks for letting us know where this was. Janet

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  23. Oh what joy.. up noth.. is where i'm heading soon .. to winter and snow... still deep but now when light is back I yearn for the north..

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  24. beautifully described, that yearning to embrace oneself in nature.

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  25. This is so beautiful, and sings through my heart........the wildlife, who have a right to be here...the beauty..........a heartfelt poem.

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  26. It is wonderful to have memories of places that we can go back to in our mind and heart. Though my state borders Lake Superior, I had not heard of the term "Gichi-Gami," so I am glad someone explained. Now I will have to check the origin of the term.

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  27. Beautiful poem, Ann. Your love for this place is ver tangible in your words. Very nice photo!

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  28. A lovely poem filled with the joys of nature and life..

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  29. So beautiful--I long to be in this place as well!

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  30. ah i want to come along...those are the majestic places in my opinion...back to nature to where the ancient trees can talk to me...and bring comfort to my soul...

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  31. That's a brilliant potent rhyme. Even i want to live with nature and become one with it.

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  32. I'm escaping to a similar place next month. I'm waiting with bated breath. We need those spaces where our spirits can soar.

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  33. The anaphora you have used has really lifted this poem into the realm of inspirational writing.

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  34. i enjoyed reading this poem, the rhymes and pace in it a refreshing change from what i have been mostly reading (and writing).
    i have to google Gichi-Gami, and it certainly is a lovely place. :)

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  35. Your song to a beloved place is satisfying and reflected in my own soul,

    Elizabeth

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