ICY KENNEBEC

She sighs and groans,

sounds personified,

raising tall goosebumps

on the strong arms

of her loyal congregation,

listening along the riverbanks.

 

Far below, her companion ebb tide

rushes directly outward on predictable schedule

toward the sea.

Licked by the fiery flames of sunrise

her chiseled exposed edges melt,

dripping ever so slowly,

reverting again to a wall of swirling water

powerfully rushing toward the sea.

 

Do not despair my frigid Queen,

I will return to support and raise you

upward again another day,

whispers her loyal playmate,

Ebb Tide of the

mighty Kennebec River.

AWAKENING FOREST

 

A sprinkling of raindrops taps

against thick layers of copper leaves,

crunchy remnants of last fall,

resting now on the forest floor below,

drinking in the melting snow of winter,

warming just enough to awaken

green shoots of spring hidden beneath.

 

A sweet choir of avian harmony

echoes through dormant oak branches,

along mossy, ice-encrusted granite

banks of a brisk spring stream,

instinctively seeking their Queen,

the Kennebec River.

 

 

The Journey Begins

BE LOOKING FOR A DOCUMENTARY ON MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING STATION, see link below:

AIRE TIMES:

NOVEMBER 19, 2020 AT 9 P.M.

NOVEMBER 21, 2020 AT 2 P.M.

Filmed by Patrick Bonsant Director, Saco Valley Public Television

SLIDE SHOW BELOW WORTH WAITING ABOUT 30 SECONDS TO LOAD UP

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.

— Izaak Walton

PHOTOS FROM SEPTEMBER, 2018:

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ON NOVEMBER 11, 2019 I enjoyed the opportunity to join Commander Roger and American Legion members in presenting an honor to triple Veteran, 95-year-old Bronx-born Nunzio Biondello, son of Italian immigrants. Not deterred by his age, Nunzio joins the clog dancing ladies of the Litchfield, Maine senior center to perform locally for charitable organizations with the Carol Bailey String Band.

THANK YOU NUNZIO for your service to our country. Thankful for the immigrants who arrived to help build this country into the safe place we expect today!