Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Royalty of the North--By James Rasmusson--United States

Royalty of the North

The Puffin…
Masters of sea, land, and sky;
flying in or out of water,
a pallet of red, yellow, black, and white,
fishers of the North Sea.

James began writing in the 1960’s and immediately showed a love for seasonal, humorous, and philosophical poetry. In the late 70’s, he became an ardent photographer and soon found that the two artistic mediums cross pollinated each other. West Michigan is an art Mecca with over 100 galleries and art camps with Jim residing in the lovely coastal town of Holland, Michigan. A practitioner of Surat Shabd Yoga since 1972, his art is an expression of his lifetime love affair with nature and his quest for truth. James is the winner of many awards in both photography and poetry including the 2005 Shadow Poetry 5th biannual chapbook competition. The artist says he likes to underscore the abstract and tease the mind and be ever alert for juxtapositions that express irony, absurdity, and poignancy, desiring for people to feel both tension and resolution in his compositions.


  1. Wonderful piece, really enjoyed it!

  2. What a brilliant write my friend! I surely enjoyed reading this amazing poem this evening. You have enlightened me by this pieces glorious words. Great work,


  3. James, your poem brought joy to me just visualizing these adorable birds. I have never seen one except in travel shows and magazines and books. One day maybe...
    You have shared them in your poem delightfully! Blessings, Connie

  4. Brian. Thank you for sharing your poem, "Royalty of the North." I enjoyed it. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (