11.16.2013

Breathing Mt. Tom

Push all your air out.
Wrap your arms
around the mountain.
Inhale deeply,
noticing her moonlit pine.

More tanka for Real Toads! This weekend is part 3 of a fantastic series with Dr. Hisashi Nakamura. Please visit and be inspired!

#16 of 30 Poems In November to benefit Center for New Americans.

13 comments:

  1. O! I will do it the first chance I get. Meanwhile, here it is!

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  2. Yes, I want to do this and smell the freshness of mother earth!
    Love it

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  3. Gorgeous, Marian. I love the focus that the pine tree gave to the whole. There is a kind of zooming in effect there, after the expanse of wrapping arms around a mountain. This speaks of a great love of nature.

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  4. Very spiritual... love the thought of embracing a mountain.

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  5. I want to hug a mountain, too, and bask in the moonlight & pine scent. Lovely! :)

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  6. You must come visit Bend Oregon ... incredibly beautiful tanka, Marian. So appropriate for the land I live in.

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  7. Sounds like something wonderful to do...Here I would take a deep breath of smog... ;)

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  8. thanks, friends. our mountain never ceases to inspire, truly :)

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