Monthly Archives: November 2013

Paul Belz                            Copyright 2008 Paul Belz                                                     EASTERN PICNIC   Our faces would have turned dark if not for the lightning from cumulo-stratus clouds. They … Continue reading

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Butterfly poem from Central America

LAS MARIPOSAS Copyright 2013 Paul Belz Sunshine splits into prism, becomes flesh, scatters. Some bits stay pure white. Others turn moon yellow, dusk orange. Jade green chards feast on fallen mangos next to tan wasps. Red and white postmen dart … Continue reading

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Sandhill Cranes at Cosumnes River

They answer Autumn’s call and migrate to this area south of Sacramento. Greater sandhill cranes spend summers around the California/Oregon border; lesser sandhills come from the Arctic. They’re siblings of morning and dusk. Watch for them flying then, shouting calls … Continue reading

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Tricksters Around the Bend – poem from Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania

Paul Belz Copyright 2012 Paul Belz TRICKSTERS AROUND THE BEND Daddy and Derf, your ghosts rest in shade, deep in lime moss. You glance from behind straight beeches and oaks, stare from the center of roots that lift a fir … Continue reading

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Enjoying November’s darkness.

It’s transition season. We’ve finally left northern California’s hot season behind as mid autumn approaches. Redwood Regional Park was cool and a little windy today. Breezes carried the sharp, tingling scent of bay laurel. Redwoods covered Stream Trail with dark … Continue reading

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