Scratch paper

My creative moderation

is akin to a close encounter

with a grizzly bear,

wild, wide-eyed consciousness

crumpling me into a ball

of scratch paper waiting

to be mauled.

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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17 Responses to Scratch paper

  1. nirbhayasindia says:

    Your poetry is simply fabulous. Would love to gain from your comments on mine.

  2. Bee says:

    very at one with nature

  3. Gallivanta says:

    By the way, have you encountered a bear? For real, ever?

    • No, I have never been attacked by a bear. However, when I was at summer camp in Glacier Park, a Grizzly Bear was trapped next to our cabins. Whenever I am out camping, I am very mindful of the unspoken rules of the backcountry. Nature has a way of catching you unawares if you fail to hang your food in a tree 😉
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  4. Loved this, especially the last three lines. “ball” and “mauled” with the connotation of the grizzly bear really did it for me. I will go have a gander at your other work.

  5. mikemcmurray says:

    GREAT metaphor. Love this.

    • Thank you, Mike! I’ve never been mauled before, although my thoughts rub me raw sometimes, pen and lens persistently chewing on every passing moment. It’s the wild marrow in life that you live for, my friend! I’m really enjoying your photography blog. It’s very inspirational and one of my favorite! Keep up the excellent work 🙂
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  6. Reblogged this on The ancient eavesdropper and commented:

    Would it be morbid to say that I enjoyed writing this ditty? I’m a poet for punishment, let the gluttons have their sweet meats, I have words and photographs to nourish me!

  7. Reblogged this on Amanda's Words / starfire8me and commented:
    THAT IS SO COOL…….

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