Starving Polar Bear

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A Walk through the Seasons - poems of nature and spirit

Bob Ambrose, Jr.

October 8, 2015
Theater in the Woods 
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

The 24 minute presentation can be viewed on YouTube by linking here.  The poems are listed below.

I would bring you beauty / if I only knew / how.

It was just an old field. I have been back / more than once, perplexed 

When Dark Moon lights November nights / we’re on the short side of the sun 

Bright cold blows thin, / piercing the surface  / with sterile clarity 

A cold rain comes before the spring / when low clouds gather / gray on gray

By the barely greening side yard pecan, / crepe myrtle and magnolia grace 

The songbirds seem not to have noticed / perfection having passed us by 

Present moments pass away unwatched; / ignored, they quickly fade. 

To be present at creation / and wander deep time / weightless as the moment 

Just let the news feeds troll for hits. / Let outrage engines hiss and spit.

High summer rises from June, / an Elysian arch of unsure origins

Weeds have names we never know: / the world is filled with hidden souls.

Heaven drifts in on an autumn day / when dry leaves filter long moments 

* These poems are on my private blog site, and can be accessed if you are on the list of readers. If you send me an email ( I will add you to the list.

Map to the Theater in the Woods

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