Mountain Mama

Through steep and narrow paths I forge
Where glacier carved the river gorge

The wind in the forest whispers her name
Woodland creatures praise her fame

While sunlight trickles through the branches
Mountain Mama sits on her haunches

Washed with rain and in torrent bathed
Her overflow begets a cascade

To quench the forest’s eager thirst
To green the foliage, flowers burst

And where leaves and logs in forest lay
She wears the perfume of loamy decay

When sunset yields to purple twilight
Emerge the winged creatures of night

Over moonlit treetops, bat wings flutter
Gently honor Earth, their mother

Before the purple fades on the end of day
I bid Mama goodnight and go on my way

The Smoky Mountains are having the desired effect…. Nothing can replace immersion in nature for restoring your energy and draining off the stress.

36 thoughts on “Mountain Mama

    1. It’s pretty cool! We are staring at forest and mountain as far as the eye can see. Met up with Kevin today and lived to tell! Lol! I’m limited to AT&T LTE for Internet connection so I’ll be testing the limits of the WordPress app this week.

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      1. Avoid Pigeon Forge at all costs. One visit to Gatlinburg is enough too, pass through on way to park entrance. Glad you’re havin fun. Beautiful once you get outta the population. πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

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  1. You’re not swinging through Asheville, are you? So glad your are enjoying, you know I love this!! Wonderful, the way you personified the Mountain Mama! Or were you talking about me? πŸ˜‰

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      1. Yes! Asheville isn’t that big of a place. When are you going to be here? I’d love to meet up for a drink or something, if you’re up for it. Biltmore is a TON of walking!!

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      2. Ah – Wicked Weed is amazing! Definitely some of the best / most unique beers locally. They have the BEST saisons I’ve tasted. Food is also very nice, sort of *fancy* pub food.
        I’d love to, but it would depend on when…my husband has a non-typical work schedule. You can shoot me an e-mail: countingsheep@bellsouth.net!

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