“Clomp. Clomp. Clomp”

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Morocco
Through Harold’s Lens:

Spitting
Chewing
Burping
Groaning.

Clomp. Clomp. Clomp

Whining
Urinating
Bellowing
Moaning.

Clomp. Clomp. Clomp

Rhythmic
Slow
Slumbery
Sleepy
Camel caravan.

Clomp. Clomp. Clomp

Stretching
Red Sea
Atlantic Ocean .

Clomp. Clomp. Clomp

Dune slogging
Five hundred feet
High.

Clomp. Clomp. Clomp

Sweat pouring
Salt draining
Hottest desert in world.

Clomp. Clomp. Clomp

Frosty
Cold beer
Safari tent camp.

Soon. Soon. Soon.

The Great Sahara!

“Fly Fishing In The Mountains”

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United States
Through Harold’s Lens:

Playboy!
Loaded fly rod in hand
Wandered
Hills
Valleys
Mountains.

Eight-weight
Teasing trout
Dangling bait
Chasing tail
Morning, noon and night.

Moist creeks
Wandering streams
Soft shorelines
Full backing of
Mankind.

Banks of breeding bunnies
Tools in hand
Digging
For libido of man.

Pick-up
Lay down
Set the hook
Strip the line
Unload the rod.

Guiding N.O.W.
Steinem, Friedan, Fonda
No catch
Dry fly.

Playboy Mansion dam
Runoff
Steelhead, Hog Sucker, Southern Playfish
Bridle Shiner, Cutthroat, Killifish
Sleeper, Snook, Chiselmouth
Even Logperch and Paddlefish.

Ego on top of many mountains?
Many egos wearing mountains?

A little boy with grown up toys?
Little toys with a grown up boy?

Riding rockets to the moon.

Aging fisherman
Hatched
From warm waters
April nine
Nineteen twenty six.

Eighty-eight year journey
Eternal climb up mountains of lust
Traversing curving trails
Back to warm home.

Happy Birthday Hugh!

“Help From On High”

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Mexico
Through Harold’s Lens:

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Ave Maria. Schubert Opera:

Atop
Touching our Lord
Draped in cascading folds of gold
The Immaculate Conception.

Nestled below
Silently in prayer
Whispers of peace
Whispers of help
Whispers for our poor.

Draped in flowing folds of white
Sisters of the Immaculate Conception.

Wrinkled old man
Rags of threads
Rags of holes
Shuffles slowly
Cobblestones.

Soft knock
Rugged mesquite door
Rusted hinge creaks
Angelic face
Peers
From within.

Humbled old man
Twisted
Gnarled hands
Paints cross on chest
Head bows.

Aging hands of love
Quietly pass nourishment.

Whispers
Of love
Of comfort

Old old
Our sick
Our poor
Our lonely.

Amen

“Final Flourish”

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Thailand
Through Harold’s Lens:

Goodnight
Little Shop of Umbrellas.

You brought me joy
You showed me a way
You let me touch and feel.

We dabbled with delicate hands
Flew through soft clouds of white
Rolled in rainbows of colors
Sat on the tip of your brush.

Your dreams
Became my dreams
My inspiration
My love of life.

My parasol of pleasure.

“Magical Umbrella”

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Thailand
Through Harold’s Lens:

In the little studio
Hands folded
Quiet
In awe.

They
Patiently watched
Patiently waited.

Magical nanny
Julie Andrews
Cockney jack-of-all-trades
Dick Van Dyke
Fun, giggling
Children.

Even Walt was there.

Artist’s dreams
Coming alive.

Fantasies
Jovial jokes
Merry-go-rounds.

Lullabies
Tea parties in mid-air.

Children
Dancing ‘round the room.

Nursery rhymes
Poems
Songs.

Cannon booms at 8:00.

Gusts of wind.

Soft clouds
Magic umbrella
Mary Poppins floats.

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

“Elegance”

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Thailand
Through Harold’s Lens:

Tranquility embraced her space
Dressed in flowing green silk
Wearing a contagious smile
Delicate hands
Held each other
In tight embrace.

Tip of sable hair
Gently touched
Palettes of beauty.

Reds
Blues
Greens
Blacks
Blends.

Asian history
Thousands of years
Personal history
A lifetime.

Her dreams
Flowed
Floated.

Narrated a story
Narrated a love
Narrated a heart.

Her hand-painted fan.

“Alone. Not Lonely”

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JORDAN Through Harold’s Lens:

Flat
360
Scattered rocks
Skimpy shrubs

Black snaking ribbon
Long
Narrow
Shimmered.

Blind Curve

Jammed brakes
Squealed
Smoked
Burned
Skid sideways.

Shoulder
Crashed against door
Head
Crashed against dash.

Huddled Masses

Hundreds
Weaving across black ribbon
Long line
Stretching wide.

Unique goat bells
Signaled stud males
Signaled ewes in heat.

Roaming groups
Long hair
Waiting
Shearing for wool.

Tail End

Nomad of the desert
Dusty
Shuffling slowly
Through barren land.

Tattered sweater and wool
Loose cotton and headgear.

She was ten
Small
One stick in hand
Herding
Hundreds of friends.

She was not alone.

“Little Guys & I”

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MYANMAR Through Harold’s Lens:

Seven little guys
Kicking ball
In the park.

I sat down
Watched
Mr. SLR Nikon had fun.

Little guys stopped
Came over
Quizzical look.

Touched fingers
High fived
Bumped fists.

Little guys watched Mr. SLR
I showed photos
Little guys laughed

I loaned Mr. SLR
Little guys took pixs
Laughed.

High fives
We laughed together.

Seven small children
Me
Two languages
Shared a moment
Bonded
Loved
Laughed
Had fun.

How beautiful
Our world can be.

“Where Spirits Soar”

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CHILE Through Harold’s Lens:

Bottom Of Our World

Where ice mountains drift
Where winds of ice blow
Where giant condors soar.

The melodic beauty
The haunting sounds
The lone pan flute
Flowed.

Across the Andes Mountain Range
Around thick, wood forest
Around dark, bark trees
Around green, pine needles.

Drawing me
Luring me
Sucking me in
Capturing me.

My First View

Long black flowing hair
Strong fighting face
Distant stare
Spiritual leader?

What Was Happening Here?

The Great Spirit?
Deep religious rite?
Communication with ancestors, Gods
Fireballs, comets, shooting stars?

Cultural worship?
Harmonious earthly elements?
Full moon
Animals, birds, trees, plants
wind, rain, mountains springs?

Ritual love affair?
Language of the land?
Traditional. Native
Beauty, love
Honor, virtue.

Silently
Slowly
I nestled in
soft pine needles.

Listening
Swaying
Emotionally bathing.

The Beauty Of Our World.

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