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Mountain Meditation: a #tankaprose

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Sit. Gaze upon me. Learn. I bear the storms that weather me blunt. I endure the searing sun the scours my surface clean. I stand. Strength in stillness: this you learn from me. Stop your petulant, random motion, so like a storm-tossed sea. Stand in your stillness. Feel your root. Then you’ll not sway at every tempest. Then you, too, will endure.

mountain trail

heavy breathing, heading up

to the apex

the sore thighs on the descent

accompanying such peace

for the Tanka Poets on Site–Gerry Muse, June 22, 2019: Mountain

UPDATE: appearing in ColoradoBoulevard.net’s Poets Salon: A Mountain with Your Name (hosted by Katha Abela Wilson)

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