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The Spell of the Yukon

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: March 9, 2019

What keeps mushers and dogs doing the Iditarod?&hellip'

The spell of the arctic.
The call of the wild.
The beckoning scent of the trail.
Each one claims allegiance
and can't be ignored.
Both musher and dog must prevail.

The Northern Lights dancing.
The frigid nights chill.
The winter dogs hunger to run
remind us it's why
we endure what we do
in a race that is second to none.

It's more than a race
for both musher and team.
The Iditarod is an ordeal.
This sled dog adventure
through ice, wind and snow
concludes in champion's meal.


Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: March 9, 2019

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