Enjoy a visit to the pow wow that was held near us at Brigham Young University.

Peyton, my granddaughter and 9 year old
photography assistant for this issue.


Was PJ VOLUME XXI – Issue 6: Sunday, July 31, 2022 (251st Issue)


Part of the opening ceremony

...Opening Comments from Bob

This Page: Jan, our granddaughters, and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to an annual pow wow which resumed this year following a two-year hiatus due to COVID. The two poems are Hubble and Solitude Dining. The Bonus Poem is very appropriate for Independence Day month. Be sure to click and enjoy the short video.

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The majority of pictures that follow were taken at the pow wow.


Two Poems + Bonus



Bonus Poem: On Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram I have been running a daily series of my poems accompanied with an appropriate picture. I will show a favorite in this section each month. This poem first appeared in Volume XIV - Issue 2: Sunday, March 29, 2015 (163rd Issue).





Vignette this Month: Movie "For Love"

The Park City Library holds a film series that is open to the public, most at no charge to the attendees. The costs are supported by donations and film club membership fees. Jan and I recently attended For Love, directed by Matt Smiley, that focused on the First Nation Peoples of Canada. The documentary was filmed there and focused on the grievous and unconscionable treatment the tribes received over the decades in the name of homogenizing them into the general population and the utter failure of these efforts. The correlation quickly became obvious as to how the United States implemented similar programs and in some cases continues to do so. A positive plus garnered from the film was that Canada is implementing new programs that build on local financial support for families and tribal traditions. To summarize briefly, the belief is that by financially enhancing and supporting the strength of the family unit, ultimately alcoholism and resultant breaking up of family units will be reduced.

What follows is an excerpt from the website promo: Awakening a revived respect for the matriarchal system, we learn about the need to preserve traditional practices, land-based activities and grass roots initiatives in order to keep having a positive impact on children and families - not only reducing the number of apprehensions, but also renewing Indigenous pride.

If the film becomes available in your area, I encourage you to view this eye opening experience.


View the movie For Love, directed by Matt Smiley. (See vignette for details.)

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Tai Chi Corner

An instructor workshop I attended via ZOOM. Contact Bob for a name of an instructor near you.

PJ Forum

If you have comments, recommendations, or suggestions for the PJ, please e-mail them to bob@poeticaljourneys.com. I personally respond to all. (When editing the comments for publication, I eliminate very personal comments and edit for spacing.


"I liked your Stardust poem very much! This morning I saw a startling cosmological thought. The Andromeda Galaxy is hurtling toward us at 313,200 mph. Yet, it will take 62.6 million years to get here from 2.5 million light-years away. :-) Thus ending the reading of the word for today." - Jim from Yellow Springs, OH (Ed.: Jim, Thank you for the compliment. Always good to hear from you. In a sense, space is beyond imagination. Thank you for sending the word.)

"It has probably been 30 years since I was last in Hawaii. Your pictures make me wish I was able to make a return visit there. I see things I missed on that long-ago journey that included four of the islands. Maui was my favorite at that time but the others hold things of great interest. As always, your pictures really capture the feeling of the islands." - Bev from Ohio (Ed.: Always good to hear from you. Though Hawaii has changed drastically over the 30 years, it is still a magical place. I am pleased that you have enjoyed  our island tour.)

"I’m reading your book (Epic Journeys into Time)! I knew you could write but wow! My daughter bought it for me after I mentioned you to her about something you had done. . You have knocked my socks off -can’t beat the 4 day reading record but I’m well into it! Congratulations ! I’m impressed! . . ." - R.A. from Ohio (Ed: Thank you so much for your generous comments.)



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