Archive for the ‘Poems & Quotes’ Category
On the way up to Wayah Bald, a stop at Wilson Lick offers hikers a glimpse into the world of Nantahala National Forest’s first rangers. Construction began in 1916.
“It’s a widely accepted principle . . . that you can claim a piece of land which has been inhabited for tens of thousands of years, if only you will repeat this mantra endlessly: ‘We discovered it, we discovered it, we discovered it.”
– Kurt Vonnegut
Ian Marshall’s poems that accompany these photographs are from his book, Walden By Haiku.
how they hang
nothing like it in paintings
the wind still roars
the waves still dash
the surrounding woods filled
with circling sound
a delicious evening
the whole body
trembling circles seek the shore
waves reflecting the sky
a darker blue
than the sky itself
“There’s the story, then there’s the real story, then there’s the story of how the story came to be told. Then there’s what you leave out of the story. Which is part of the story too.”
Read one story about smallpox, Georgia’s first paper mill, and a medical dynasty here.