The Mountain Brook

14 Aug 09 035

The brook gently meanders with a hushed gentle flow,

whereas dappled sunlight patterns the leaves all aglow.

Time slips by with no rhythm or meaning,

just the steady stream ebbing from the mountains exceeding.

Shadows deepen with an ebony luminosity,

As fire flies glimmer, sparkle, and flash.

Quietly –

the night descends in soothing whispers displaying the sun’s last flush,

while darkness lingers smoldering in the dusk.

**Memories of the Great Falls, Montana Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center Trail along the banks of the Missouri River, Summer 2009**

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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on
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  1. Such evocative words and beautiful imagery Colleen! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  2. The picture saws all your poem says. Lovely.

  3. Lovely as always, Colleen. x

  4. Our eldest was born in Montana, just over 13 years ago. Thanks for the fond memories of a former home we’ve never fallen out of love with! =D

  5. Great photos and poem. It sounds like a wonderful place. 🙂

  6. Beautiful 🙂

  7. Beautiful words to commemorate a beautiful place!

  8. What a lovely place and perfect poem to describe it.

  9. Beautiful! I felt so relaxed reading this… A hike is a must this weekend!

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