Mountain Man (haiku string)*

his pilgrimage

unquestionably begins

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between mountain range~

lays a valley richly green~

wildlife roaming free

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upon horizon~

atmospheric changes seen~

grey clouds assemble

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adventure awaits~

surrounded by nature’s wild~

tranquil silent peace

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snow capped mountain peaks~

hide steep inclines rocky crags~

dangers of falling

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challenging nature~

belies perilous journey~

mans need to conquer

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never ends

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*Note: I started this for

The Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic

however I missed the entry date, so it goes. It was indeed hard to write exactly 99 syllables. I find it difficult limiting myself to a specific number of words that can be used. I did succeed with this one but I don’t know if I’ll attempt another any time soon. I have respect for those that can. The traditional mountain music is unique onto itself, steeped in long history. πŸŒŽβœŒπŸ»πŸ’™ Take care, be safe.

https://dversepoets.com/2021/02/25/mtb-middles-turns/

Winter Menace (haiku)*

shades of black gray white~

captures winters gloomy day~

evokes foreboding~

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*Note: The photo was taken by me, though we don’t get much snow in winter, on this day we did. Winter days can have many faces. When the sun shines, reflecting itself on snowy surfaces it sparkles with beauty. Giving us a sense of peace. Than there is the flip side which I address, an inner feeling of sadness (depression?). The weather like people has its mood swings. The music and video are well suited. I hope you watch it through to the end. πŸŒŽβœŒπŸ»πŸ’™ Take care, be safe.

Written for:

https://amanpan.com/2021/02/04/eugis-weekly-prompt-winter-february-4-2021/

and

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/02/04/gloomy/

Wolf Moon (haiku)*

nights wildling child runs~

leaps ahead faces the moon~

pack falls in behind~

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*Note: The full moon has been an object of fascination, lore, and storytelling in our human culture even before written history. The movement of the moon across the sky is seen by many cultures as a sacred journey that represents the rhythm, ebb, and flow of life and the universe. This One phase of the moon, in particular, has created more intrigue, symbolism, and mythology than any other and that is the full moon.

The song choice is Moonshadow preformed by one of my favorites, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. 🌎 βœŒπŸ»πŸ’™ Take care, be safe.

For:

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Wolf Moon – January 28, 2021

Recollection (haiku)*

Silent, disjointed~

Memories clinging to past~

Entangled confused~

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*Note: what most people don’t know is that dementia sometimes takes root at a younger age, the signs may not show themselves until middle age. (Below is a link to more information about dementia.) I dedicate this to my best friends mother Juanita (she was like my second Mom, we even shared the same birthday). She was a brilliant woman (she was an integral part in instituting the bilingual program in the Chicago School System) and a much loved teacher by her students. As always a song.

πŸŒŽβœŒπŸ»πŸ’™ Take care, be safe.

https://www.nbcnews.com/healthmain/dementia-rivals-alzheimers-strikes-age-65-6C10317123