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Nevermore Again!

Editor Ron Harton included both a reminiscence and a poem of mine in this issue of NatureWriting.com. My son Jon’s photos greatly enhance the writing, believe me! I’d be most interested to learn of your Raven encounters, if any! This adventure convinced me that there’s far more to the big birds than meets the eye. Also, I suspect that the famous Raven was teasing Poe. It was a joke, Edgar, not a haunt!



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Editor Lorette Luzajic included a new poem of mine in her Ekphrastic Review. She paired it with the photo above that son Jon took some years back. It’s a great treat to me to have my words enhanced by his great images and shared with the world. I’m hoping for a shared book – someday! Here’s the link:



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A Yosemite Poem in the Ekphrastic Review

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I recently sat in my place beside the Tuolumne River at dawn while son Jon slumbered in the tent. I wrote a modest poem that paired up well with a Yosemite photo of his from some years back. The kid helps me get published! Thanks to editor Lorette Luzajic of the Ekphrastic Review! Here’s the link:  http://www.ekphrastic.net/ekphrastic/yosemite-tryst-by-robert-walton

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Yosemite High Camp

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Photo courtesy  of the Yosemite Association

Mike Russell and I have managed to spend some interesting nights out over the past forty years – under the stars if we were lucky. Our latest nocturnal duel with frisky mountain weather occurred last October in the Sierra high country. I crafted my loose impressions into a poem and The Ekphrastic Review published it. Here’s the link:  http://www.ekphrastic.net/ekphrastic/yosemite-high-camp-by-robert-walton

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Climbing Poems

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Former student Denise Park and I climbed South Crack in Tuolumne Meadows last July. Here’s a photo of Denise on the third pitch.  A number of my poems concern the stretch of rock she’s navigating. Check them out on Verse Virtual:  http://www.verse-virtual.com/robert-walton-2016-february.html

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Yosemite – Unnamed Falls


You all know by now of my long enchantment with Yosemite. It’s ongoing and continues to spark my writing. Here’s a just published Yosemite poem I’d like to share:


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Yosemite in May


Snowmelt waterfall

Bursting bright,

Crystal tresses flung

Across ebon cliffs –

Impatient girl

With all of time

To brush your hair

But none to spare

This morning

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