The Severing

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George in Olympic National Park

George Cassidy Payne recently returned from a four day trip to Olympic National Park and Seattle, Washington.

SEE Enchanted Tranquility: Scenes from Olympic National Park, Why the Sasquatch Myth Will Never Die ,  Dispatch from Emerald City and TO THE PENINSULA

The Severing

Maybe we are drawn to the big cedars
by a need to be re-membered
to forests, oceans, and ourselves.
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Just as the Ozette — 4,000 years ago —
were drawn from some other place.

Severing themselves to come here,
they arrived to the Olympics as wanderers

born out of fire and ice, divided into nations.

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SEE ALSO

George returns from Colorado with “Indian Peaks”

Enchanted Tranquility: Scenes from Olympic National Park

Why the Sasquatch Myth Will Never Die

Dispatch from Emerald City

TO THE PENINSULA