The Canoe Paddle: an essay by local author John BragstadSep 23, 2023 04:46AM ● By Content Editor
By local author and writer John Bragstad for Boreal Community Media - September 23, 2023
who can tell where I have been?
I’ve been to continents then unknown.
Rivers, valleys, long-steeped canyons,
mother-bear home, arctic ice and
been beside them while they lingered,
we’ve hunted rice,
sought gold and treasure,
in silences beyond measure.
raced furlongs of rip-roar,
tabled for your trail lunches,
fought for places to end your day.
Time to rest, time for
a day-jaunt or two,
time to reminisce.
a near-forgotten past,
to make eyes bright again
with the promise of adventure,
From “Who’s Watching Whoo?”
About the author
John A. Bragstad has been a therapist, working with couples and individuals, for 25 years. He is self-published and is enjoying retirement. Lake Superior is just off his front porch.
He has written three books: Compass Season, Loon Laughter at Midnight, and Who's Watching Whoo? They are available in Grand Marais at Drury Lane and Lake Superior Trading Post, or at Amazon.com.
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