Posts Tagged ‘AK’

God formed hills with curving inclines, [1]

He likes ovals, egg-shapes, and “nearly rounds.”

God made slight bends and flowing lines,

He created “almost flats” and sloping grounds.


Man tries, by human contrast,

To make a perfectly straight string.

Right angles stick to him (too fast)

A wobble is a hated, ugly thing.


A straight line is man’s necessity,

Making it plumb and level too.

The Creator in His infinite variety,

Finds no new curve “hard” to do.


God, in surest sovereignty and might,

Makes His world full of slight bends.

But He made His prime creature’s sight,

To see perfection in parallel ends. 

  – eab, 9/15/06

[1] Penned on the west bank, Middle Fork,Chandalar River,AK.

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The birch tree gracefully dropped its leaves.

Its neighboring spruce said, “I’ll hold these,”

Holds them as decorations briefly seen,

Golden fragments clinging to evergreen. [1]

                – eab, 9/24/06


[1] Written after Martha noticed leaves on the way to church in North Pole, AK with Andrew/Vonnie and family.

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Why has God made the high-mountain flower,

No human eye sees in the spring,

Hid in crevasses close,

Viewed only by little birds on the wing?


God loves this earth, yes, this,

Loves soil and rock and tree,

Even if no man views the flower,

The Creator finds it pleasant to see.


What else can explain,

The beauty scattered all around?

God loves more than people;

He even loves the good ole ground.       

                – eab, 9/13/06

Written on the bank of the Middle Fork of the Chandalar River, AK, on a mooseless moose hunt with EAB II, III & Max Shelton.

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God is a majestic Artist in miles of mountain lands,

God is a marvelous Artist in pebbles or fine “beachy” sands,

God is a magnificent Artist in old virgin towering stands.

Artistry – He defines it, whatever He has in His hands.  -eab, 9/15/06


Written on the bank of the Middle Fork of the Chandalar River, AK, on a “mooseless moose hunt” with EAB II, III, and Max Shelton.

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