Blue sky embedded on flat rocks
Mountain stream gurgles over
polished and shaped
during ten thousand summers and winters.
Native Americans sat on these rocks
drank from the stream
enjoyed the beauty of the falls
long before we arrived…
to claim it!
Photos: Dwight L. Roth
Today the d’Verse group is back from summer break, and our prompt is Blue! We are to write a Quadrille of exactly 44 words using the prompt. Skies have be extra blue this summer, as pollution and smog are reduced due to Covid-19 stay at home orders. There is nothing more beautiful than the Great Smoky Mountains. The photos above are from our trip to the Pisgah National Forest in 2012. This is Looking Glass Falls near Brevard!
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Thankful for son and grandson
Each Thanksgiving reminds us
of blessings past and present
Frank Tassone’s Haikia prompt for today is Thanksgiving. As I was looking through my photo collection, I came across these pictures taken a few years ago. We decided to sit down together and all paint the same picture. Each one faintly resembles Looking Glass falls in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. I am so thankful for all my children and the wonderful things they will do in their lifetime.
Photos: Ruth Roth
Recycled frames from Habitat Restore
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In the beautiful Pisgah National Forest of North Carolina we find Looking Glass Falls. It is a beautiful sight to behold, flowing under the large outcrop of limestone rock. The layers tell the tale of having formed in a large shallow sea. All of that changed as the earth groaned and plates shifted in rebirth. Now it is a mystery for all to view in wonder.
Beneath a thousand years of Sedimentary Rock
The flow continues, as it has since these mountains
heaved and broke forth from an ancient seabed;
Stories thought to be sealed in stone for eternity
Cracked // twisted // and came forth as the earth convulsed.
Shuffled like a deck of playing cards they rose
in the hands of the creator;
Separating land and water;
Forever changed // as the flow began
Photos: Dwight L. Roth
Water flowing down
Never stopping to reflect
Leaping off the cliff
Frank Tassone’s Haikai challenge this week is to write a poem about a water fall. I chose Looking Glass Falls, in the Pisgah National Forest of North Carolina. I took these photos when we visited there a couple of years ago.
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