The Wisdom of Great Eagle: The Lesson of the Stubborn Elm — Under the influence! (Reblog)

“When you do things you do not truly believe in you leave the path of truth and wisdom and your enemies can break and defeat you. Therefore, always remember the stubborn elm!”

The Wisdom of Great Eagle: The Lesson of the Stubborn Elm — Under the influence!

Haiku: Hierarchy

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The eagle soars high
how else could it ever be?
Nature’s hierarchy

copyright Francis Barker 2019

Poem: Be Where You Are

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The rattle and hoot of a train reminds me,
I want to be anywhere but here,

that the journey has more meaning
than any final destination.

Each day the train sounds on time
and I yearn to be on it,

a small case in hand to take me
back in time, forward in thought.

I see mountains and the clearest light,
a home to live in, where I want to be,

where I don’t hanker for anything
other than what surrounds me;

the lakes, mountains, the clearest air
where the noble eagle soars,

his place within nature assured
and mine below him, in peace –

a place in time to think and dream,
of how it all should be.

The dream revealing notion, of simply
being where I am.

copyright Francis Barker 2019