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Down in Baxter County

Being fascinated with geography, the earth’s physical beauties continue to mesmerize me.  As wind, heat and water erode valuable topsoil , it exposes clues in the earth’s past like possible  dinosaur habitats.

Watching rivers, themselves, are fascinating because of the excitement they provide for people for whatever reason….fishing, photographing migratory birds, skiing or even….. white-water rafting.

Down in Baxter County

Down in Baxter County where the river turns west,
and cuts a path along the limestone ridge,
the wind’s uncovered dinosaur tracks up along the crest,
down in Baxter County where the river turns west.
The river’s tier of rapids challenge rafters at their best,
and entertain spectators along the bridge,
down in Baxter County where the river turns west
and cuts a path along the limestone ridge.

copyright © 2012 T.J. Gargano

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The Mississippi

As a young man, I lived on the Missouri River up in the Dakotas.  That must be why I have such an affinity for rivers and especially the Mighty Mo’ and the beautiful, Mississippi River.  It still captivates me.

The Mississippi

The Mississippi flows
and stirs imagination.
Through heat of summer and winter snows
the Mississippi flows.
When one first sees her, one then knows,
as she swells in sweet flirtation
The Mississippi flows
and stirs imagination.

copyright © 2011 T.J. Gargano

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Late Summer Day

With the advent of winter and the freshness of declining temperatures, it is easy to dream of not so long ago when the puffy cloud skies spewed forth warm temperatures and dreams of a different nature.  So why not still be mesmerized by those summer days of past to keep us warmer,  a little longer.  Think happy.  Think warm.

Late Summer Day

Big sky, puffy clouds, monarch butterflies;
Cattail clustering along the river shore.
Birds all a frenzy blend in their summer cries;
Big sky, puffy clouds, monarch butterflies.
In the distance, darkened clouds bring forth stormy skies
with lightning strikes and thunder clasps, then suddenly no more
Big sky, puffy clouds, monarch butterflies;
Cattail clustering along the river shore.

copyright © 2011 T.J. Gargano

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