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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Journey To The White Stuff


Journey To The White Stuff


Up and up
I look
Up and up, 
Standing, Tall and Grey
Encroaching all around 
Intimidating all that is apart from you. 
The only passage 
A snake wriggling,
 Secure and Safe
Wriggling,
 Up and up 
Trees, lush and tall 
dissipating,
Growing thinner, smaller. 
The canvas slowly changing from grey, 
To virgin white, 
Up and up 
Along the meandering grey 
Tarmacadam, viper, 
Sharper twists, smaller turns, 
Glistening icing, 
Allowing our transition into 
A softer, quieter
 Magical fairy land,
Looking 
Down, Down
Upon 
The Kingdom of Commerce 
While we play like bunnies
Up, Up
 In our snowy mountain.





( I wrote this after going skiing after a gap of 20yrs )
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20 comments:

  1. Isn't that a great feeling!!! You have captured the rapture of it beautifully. What peaks am I looking at? Thanks for stopping by my blog. Vb

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  2. lovely.

    join poets rally week 42 today. missed your absence.

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  3. Very cool poem! I've never heard the word Tarmacadam before. :)

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  4. Awesome poem...

    "Looking
    Down Down
    Upon
    The Kingdom of Commerce
    While we play like bunnies
    Up Up
    In our snowy mountain"

    ...carries a magnificent view. Well done.

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  5. Lovely, snow is indeed very inspiring!

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  6. Beautiful inspiration :) I tht of the clouds when I read your title, snow is just as beautiful :D

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  7. that was fun... what a delight to read! i love the image that your words painted in my mind.

    thanks for warming up my site with your lovely comment. :)

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  8. Charming imagery painted with by your words ... my husband LOVES skiing also ... he doesn't get to do so as often as he would like!

    Thank you for sharing and visiting my site as well. :-)

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  9. Beautiful poem. I could see myself looking down from the high white stuff on the Kingdom of Commerce. Tigerbrite

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  10. Love it ! I love mountains, so this was a nice treat. : )

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  11. Beauitfully written, I enjoyed reading!

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  12. Best poetic use of "bunnies" I've ever heard!

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  13. Whilst your poem is quaint and delightful, there is also a poignant metaphysical sound to it.

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  14. Great poem! I've only been skiing a few times but this brings back memories. :)

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  15. This was a pleasure to read. And congrats on your recent ski after such absence. I'd love to be able to just stand up in a pair!

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  16. Haha Loved it, it was a nice fun poem. Your words painted the mountain landscape so perfectly I felt my head trying to tip back every time I read "up and up". Great poem.
    The Lonely Recluse.

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  17. There's something really cute about this. I love the repetition of "up" and "down".

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