taki trail

Waterfall (taki) themed haiku featured at Carpe Diem

 

waimea canyon

trailing mist of silver veil

hike to waterfall

 

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photo by lynn

for my brother

 

Yesterday, you and I hiked steep slopes above timberline together.

Yesterday, we scrambled to the mountain’s rocky summit, shouting;

Yesterday, both of us could see for miles into the future’s glorious vista.

Today, we sit on this boulder, gulping for oxygen and squinting at horizon.

Today, trail is precarious scree and semi-obscured by fog of fears, tears

Today, we rub our aching muscles and commiserate with breaking hearts

But tomorrow…tomorrow will dawn brilliant where sorrow will be no more!
 


Linking this poem (revised from an earlier version) with d’Verse Poets today.  I’m hosting “poetics” with a mountain theme and the online pub opens at 3 EST.  Come join us!

woodland haiku

 

pine-scented cool shade

tinkling of hiker’s bear bells

alpine forest trail

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Enjoy a walk in the woods today at  http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.se/2014/08/carpe-diem-533-forest.html