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Yosemite - Unnamed Falls
Robert Walton


Aspen leaves tremble within

The bursting arc

Of your morning flight.

Tumbling saffron


A fall of buttercups,


But no less joyful,

Follow you

To the sea.


This poem first appeared on the Writer's Drawer website.
Used here with the author’s permission.



Robert Walton is retired after teaching for thirty-six years. A lifelong rock climber and mountaineer, he says, “My home crags are in Pinnacles National Park, where I’ve made many first ascents, and I’ve also climbed extensively in Yosemite and the Sierras.” Robert is the author of Dawn Drums, a Civil War novel which took first place in the 2014 Arizona Authors Association’s literary contest and won the New Mexico Book Awards Tony Hillerman Prize for Best Fiction. Robert lives in King City, California; learn more about him at    


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A wonderful scene of the simple things rather than the dynamic. Even the word - saffron. - is gentle. Lovely
Posted 08/08/2015 01:29 AM
Robert Walton is a marvelous advocate of all that is natural and beautiful in this world.
Posted 08/06/2015 09:55 PM
Agree with Larry - ditto! Beautiful!
Posted 08/05/2015 12:44 PM
Larry Schug:
A beautiful work of art painted with words. Thanks for the trip to Yosemite. I've never been there.
Posted 08/05/2015 07:59 AM

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