Chuck Toll

Appalachian Trail - Poem by Chuck Toll

The moose, silent at twilight in the mountain pond, watched us
Approach down the tree-canopied ravine without alarm.
It chomped calmly, water grasses dripping from its mouth.
While not inviting us to stay, it seemed to have no objection
To our presence there.

Later we serenaded it from our campfire,
And from time to time its sodden steps replied from the darkness
Beyond our flickering light.

Comments about Appalachian Trail by Chuck Toll

  • (9/6/2012 2:39:00 PM)

    An uncritical audience. Or did your singing do him in more cleanly than a shotgun? Perhaps this was your game plan all along? (Report) Reply

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  • (1/18/2008 7:13:00 AM)

    Beautiful, your imagery is vividly clear..such a romantic moment captured so perfectly. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 18, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 5, 2008

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