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Category: Reflections: Chase Ambler

Bristlecone Pine

A Poem by Chase Ambler The ancient Bristlecone stands gnarled and battered against the centuries. Each twist in its bark a memory of a fellow tree lost. The wildfire flames […]

She Spoke Like Late Autumn

A Poem by Chase Ambler She spoke like late autumn reds oranges yellows once fireballs lining streets casting golden hues below long fallen from shivering limbs now trodden in November […]

Scaling Together

A poem by Chase Ambler                   Scaling Together Born in the forest stream, You played among the young Saplings of aspen groves. […]

Rains I & II

 A poem by Chase Ambler Rains I & II -I- The first drops lick the glass like highway bugs on windshields. Stirred by the rising winds, an empty grocery bag […]

Hemidactylus Frenatus

 A poem by Chase Ambler He called me Chichak, watched me hunt around the light bulb. He inspected ceilings, walls, closet doors, and found no ropes, no wires, no strings— […]

Tuk-Tuk

 A poem by Chase Ambler   A few baht admits you to the piercing gasoline stench, the waft of grilled meat through smoke, the air hanging with water, the orchids […]

Thursday Tracks

 A poem by Chase Ambler ~ Reflection ~ I remember riding the Light Rail one day and really noticing some of the monochromatic landscapes that it passes through. The only […]

My Girlfriend’s Grandpa

 A poem by Chase Ambler Photo credit to CERAC ~ Reflection ~ First of all, the title really dates this poem. I haven’t thought of my wife as my girlfriend […]

Alpenglow

 A poem by Chase Ambler ~ Reflection ~ In this love poem to my wife, I compare her to the only thing that comes close: nature. The poem follows the […]

To My Glasses

A poem by Chase Ambler ~ Reflection ~ Anyone that wears vision-correcting tools can probably relate to this poem. There are times when you forget you even have glasses, yet […]

Receiving a True Insult

 A poem by Chase Ambler ~ Reflection ~ The really painful insults are the truths that hit you later and really ‘get under your skin’ as this poem tries to […]

Two Stags

 A poem by Chase Ambler ~ Reflection ~ I’ve always been enamored with the sight of wildlife in the cemetery behind my mother’s house. The dichotomy of lost life and […]

In the Orange Sunset

 A poem by Chase Ambler ~ Reflection ~ The planet is one living, breathing organism. We are but one species in a vast world of life. Yet, we humans often […]

Night Guard

 A poem by Chase Ambler                                                   […]

Bangkok Beggars

 A poem by Chase Ambler Photo Credit: Dennis Thern ~ Reflection ~ It’s amazing to me how this poem started with one phrase and quickly blossomed into my favorite work. […]

Foothills

 A poem by Chase Ambler ~ Reflection ~ This is just a fun “short” poem. I’ve always seen foothills as the little brothers of mountains. In any mountain landscape, there […]