Oh Voyageur!



You ride the waves. Oh Voyageur!

Sun beating on your leathered back,

As muscles strain ‘gainst breaking waves

In deep uncharted wilderness.

While as you toil, there comes a tune,

When dipping paddles to the song.

A shanty verse as you traverse

Vast waters of this wild bold land.

From rivers edge you carry packs

Along a stunning rich landscape

To pass cascade falls that deny

Swift passage any other way

These grizzled veterans of the North

Delighted in their labor’s fruits.


Author Notes

For the contest a Portrait of the Voyageur

Iambic tetrameter

Picture from Yahoo Images.

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