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Down on All Fours... is a presentation of a new and unique genre called the photo-poem: original poetry
further enhanced with beautiful photography. Poet G. L. Bass (the Ghostbear) ventures into the wilds of
Africa, through the forest and woodlands of Wisconsin, and across the wilds of British Columbia. Explore
the place where the heart and soul connect to nature and the spirits; through pictures and poetry discover
the way into the hearts and souls of wild animals.

Equally at home on the Serengeti plains and in the wilds of British Columbia, Bass has experienced fi ve
expeditions in Africa. Each work in this collection offers a study of the relationship between nature and man
presented in the exceptional combination of words and photographs that comprise a photo-poem.

The Hunter
Sun climbs above eastern skies
Cloud over cloud colors the eye,
Crisp, bright orange its light crawls and lies
Warm, upon cold, snow covered times.
Th e forest breathes steam from Cattail marsh,
Ice air hangs harsh in icicles
From fi ngers of pine.
Ankle deep snow covers the trail,
Down the fence line,
From forest to farm.
A lone hunter stands above,
Hidden on the high point of the ridge.
Only breath plumes tell of his Secret stand.

G. L. Bass (the Ghostbear)
is a storyteller and a rebellious spirit, growing up in the woods of northern
Wisconsin. In the late 1970s, Greg transitioned from a teaching career to a business career. He is most
grateful and blessed for his wife, Heidi Ann, who has been his guiding light.

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