Where Pools are Bright and Deep
~ North Fork Sauk River ~

Bright-Deep Pools Ken James McLeod

Here, where the passing fish pause to rest

Beside the underwater rocks,

Calm and quietness prevail,

But upriver, where around a bend

Unyielding cliffs stand guard

To herd rebellious currents through a gorge,

The river rages like a panther in a trap,

Its roaring carried by the wind

Across long miles of wilderness . . .

Dana S. Lamb

KJM

Aug. 17, 2010

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