Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Footsteps Of A Thousand Generations

Again we return to the power of running water known to us as The Schuylkill River. Who can walk in the footsteps which preceded those who walk today ? Well, all of us can, but can we honor the River in a style former users did ? Let's hope so !

Footsteps Of A Thousand Generations 

Foot steps of a thousand generations
Formed my path's early morning walk
Along the flowing river, among the foul,
Between leafing flora, seeking sight of 
Critters , different not that much from
Those seen by our late ancestors, who
Walking in their own good time communed 
With our very own Schuylkill River Mother.

Today's steps, increasingly halting and measured,
Drew me, while I very slowly shuffled along,
To observe a newly formed large family of geese
Soldering in a group their goslings while skirting
Both strong swift waters and dark hidden shoals,
Those acts, teaching their family potential dangers .

Nature repeats, repeats, repeats, always repeating, Which forms the strong waves of the living tide 
That propels what we call the themes of a good life.

Ronald C. Downie 

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