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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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Convict Lake and other Poems in Verse-Virtual


Photo by Jon Walton

Verse-Virtual included a group of my mountain poems, several of which have been published previously, in its November issue. I think they work well together and I’m happy to share the news with you all. I appreciate the supportive, collaborative venue V – V provides!


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