. . . and ye shall stumble

Mountain mist shroud
clings wet and opaque.
Paths disappear.

Dampened earth waits
as sun inevitably shifts.
Atmosphere and temperature warm.

Suffocating clamminess transforms.
Life-giving moisture droplets
kiss ever-greening leaves.

Benchmarks reappear.

Written for dVerse where Michelle asks us to write words of advice, in poetic form. Photos from trip to Alaska, several years ago.

12 thoughts on “. . . and ye shall stumble

  1. Waltermarks June 14, 2018 / 8:13 am

    That’s wonderful Lilkian. The clamminess yields those gleaming , life-giving droplets. The title reminded me how unstable I am walking on slippery slopes, yikes!

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  2. Singledust June 14, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    like seeing a new path every time the fog lifts, the earth waiting was very poetic

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  3. Mish June 14, 2018 / 11:04 pm

    A perfect analogy in words and image. When we get lost in the fog of life, we do miss everything around us. When it lifts…..aha……there are the familiar landmarks, the beauty, the things we always relied on but couldn’t see in all our grief or pain.
    Lovely, Lillian.

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  4. Sumana Roy June 14, 2018 / 11:52 pm

    “sun inevitably shifts”…The kind, old friend. I love the transformation all around. beautiful.

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  5. Grace June 17, 2018 / 5:37 pm

    Such a wonderful transformation from nature ~ Love your verse and photo Lillian ~

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  6. rothpoetry June 18, 2018 / 11:53 am

    Clouds of mist will definitely cloud our way in life. But fortunately, it does not stay that way!

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