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North American Dreaming: Released

William Burkholder’s poem express the keen desire that we should be able to appreciate the natural wonders which surround us.

Of the multitudes that surround us,
of the thousands of blinders strapped tight;
tunneled visionaries,
gazing down
dark narrow passages,

Who has the forethought, the courage,
and the strength, to remove them? T
o let the heart beat,
to let the soul rejoice,

To see truly,
the joys of just breathing,
of witnessing,
the sunrise
and the sunset,

Rolling clouds,
shadows cast in summer meadows,
reflecting off crested wave,
spraying salt mist.

O the sensation on a blustery day
and sand strewn
beach respite.
Pelicans soaring in winged formation
diving.

Surfacing,
bobbing,
on the swells,
harvesting sustenance.
My harvest,


The joy
in being witness
to this.
O, that these blinders
should never be strapped again,
Aye, Never.

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