Rocky Mountains My Thoughts and Reflections

 

San Juan’s of The Rocky Mountains

The Colorado Rocky Mountains for those that know me or have read some of my writings you know Colorado is dear to my heart and loved by me. It was a wild and untamed land before my time and sometimes as I wandered here and there in the Rocky Mountains I know I was a man born out of time. Pull up a log to my campfire and let me tell you what I have seen.

Rocky Mountains
Rocky Mountains frontier I have heard your call,
Walking above timberline since I was three feet tall.
Woke in the mornings to a cold campfire and the mountain melodies,
In the ancient land of the Indians – the Utes, Arapahoe, and Cherokees.
Near the heavens and just below the horizon the treasures I have seen,
Eagle-eyed nature and the wilderness at its premium that only others can dream.
Of the high mountain tree whispers—I have heard the songs,
Knowing this old cowboy is exactly where he belongs.
Experienced the high meadows of the golden aspens quake,
Whenever doing a walk-about in my highlander breaks.

Rocky Mountain Red-Tail Hawk

Followed the flight of a more than a few red-tailed hawks,
In the never summer mountains on my wilderness identity walks.
The sound of the wolves that float along with the midnight wind,
And the sound of the bugle of a bull elk in rut is music to my ears my friend.

Elk in Estes Lake, Colorado

So close in the night I can almost touch the falling rain of light of the stars,
If you were with me in this heavenly perch, the full moon above could be ours.
Rocky Mountains Frontier I have heard your call,
Majestic views of your world in fact make me feel every so small.
In the lofty mountains the blistering cold and the forever snow can be deadly,
Just know it is God’s strategy of the wild and you must treat it sacredly.
No more land to conquer or to file a claim—not even any savages to tame,
Rocky Mountains God’s finest carvings when the men of old are whispering your name.
Yes, I am a cowboy mountain man born a 150 years too late,
Pushing 60 I am, but I arrived in the Rocky Mountains way too late.
Kurt James
Kurt James © 2018

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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt James naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt James has become one of Colorado's prominent nature photographer's through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for Hubpages and Creative Exiles with the article's focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L'amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt's natural ability as a story teller. Kurt James "Rocky Mountain" historical fiction series of 3 books that provide western adventure of the early days of the Rocky Mountain frontier and his newly released "Thoughts and Poetry of a Wandering Man" - the (Uniquely Colorado edition) are available in print and download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. After releasing his novel "The Keegan Trail" in early 2018 Kurt is currently working on his next novel "The Daunting" hoping to release in in August 2018.
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Kurt James

Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt James naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt James has become one of Colorado's prominent nature photographer's through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for Hubpages and Creative Exiles with the article's focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L'amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt's natural ability as a story teller. Kurt James "Rocky Mountain" historical fiction series of 3 books that provide western adventure of the early days of the Rocky Mountain frontier and his newly released "Thoughts and Poetry of a Wandering Man" - the (Uniquely Colorado edition) are available in print and download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. After releasing his novel "The Keegan Trail" in early 2018 Kurt is currently working on his next novel "The Daunting" hoping to release in in August 2018.

8 thoughts on “Rocky Mountains My Thoughts and Reflections

  • September 10, 2018 at 3:23 AM
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    Colorado is a beautiful land full of history and mysteries. A friend of mine was born and grew up there and like you, Kurt, has a strong bond of love for the Rockies. This is a great piece and an enjoyable read. Thank you for sharing such beauty.

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    • September 10, 2018 at 6:10 PM
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      Thank you Phyllis. Colorado is more than a destination or a place to live for many. It is in our blood, for better or worse.

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  • September 10, 2018 at 8:39 AM
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    Kurt you indeed are an old soul from your Colorado Rocky Mountain past. It all comes out in your work and poetry. You fit right at home with the spirits that will always linger near your side on your sojourns through the trails and ghost towns. Back in my 18 wheeler days in the early part of the 2000’s I often drove through the western states, Colorado definitely one of my favorites, actually I prefer all the western states over the east. Driving early summer mornings I remember that big old orange moon in your Colorado skies, so low I felt I could stick my hand out of my driver’s window and touch it. I’ve driven both our Canadian Rockies and yours many, many times over and always found it a grand experience. You sir are a mountain man, keep writing, keep traversing the great Colorado trails, they will always feel like home to you sir. God bless.

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    • September 10, 2018 at 6:14 PM
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      Vincent I am glad that you were able to spend some time in the Rocky Mountains during your life. It is a worthwhile experience for sure. You called me an “old soul” and that is the exact term my Mom used to call me as I was growing up. It took me many years to understand the meaning of that term and now it is the greatest compliment that you could ever give. Thank you for that.

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  • September 10, 2018 at 4:58 PM
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    A fantastic write. Thank you for the awesome poetic journey into the Rocky Mountains. I sure would love to see Colorado one day.

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    • September 10, 2018 at 6:15 PM
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      Thank you Rasma for stopping by my Colorado campfire for a tale or two. You must see Colorado for all it is worth some day. It will be a trip you will never forget.

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  • September 10, 2018 at 5:05 PM
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    Lovely verse my friend. You sure do the Rocky Mountains justice every time you write.

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    • September 10, 2018 at 6:16 PM
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      I write Paul and most of the time I think I fail in my attempt to showcase the beauty that surrounds me in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain. I am humbled by your compliment.

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