“47 white buffalo”

“47 white buffalo”


looking for a short cut to Wall

How sane is that?

seeing yellow road gate open

it’s an irrational driving choice

Sage Creek Road under ice

lures with access

Badlands on a still winter day

5, 3, 2, 1 miles an hour

who needs speed when

47 snow whitened buffalo lounging

on, beside, across the frozen road

turn and stare



“endless buffalo” remembering Wounded Knee, 29 December 1890

“endless buffalo”


winter sun crests

tobacco scent and smoking sage

bones entwined bearing winter weights

tears wiped


mounted hooves beating

drumming living ways

singing songs of wounded knee


what mothers lay

children so still atop cemetery hill

while men wrongly graved

all yearning stomachs filled

~~may spring tall green grasses and endless buffalo bring


Photo credit @ Mr. Huynh posted Lonely Planet: Bialowieza Forest July 2012



growling from the shadows

Ever been walking along minding your own business and get the feeling of being watched by some being hiding in the shadows? Hmm? Torn by curiosity to have a good look and by better judgement telling you to move along which do you do? Stride directly into the darkest part of the gloom or walk spritely on past without making eye contact with the unsettling observer?

Or, have you ever cooled your red-hot heels in the relief offered in the dark side of the sun and stood silently watching the people flow by as if on one of those moving sidewalks some airports provide for weary feet of fretful travellers?

Ever wonder what life is like inside a primeval forest? Is the human constructed environment a shallow shadow of food chain reality?

Dark cheers to all. Replies and responses are forthcoming.

Question: Anyone out there in the cyberswamp live near  or in a forest?

Guess what, there are bison in Poland–and there have been for thousands of years. Yeah, American Indians don’t have a monopoly on buffalo–or their preservation.  Now that’s a cheery thought. Or is it?

photograph © 2007 AFP Grzegorz Jakubowski, Click photograph for more information and photos.

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