Boldly you approach, swallow me
whole, nudge my quivering knees
as I give way, float
upon riverbed of spent passion.
by Margaret Bednar, 10-22-2012
This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's "Sunday Mini-Challenge: Jueju" This is one of the oldest of Chinese poetry patterns and was very popular in the 3rd century. It often carried "suggestively erotic themes". It does not tell a story but attempts to create a mood. The English version has the following guidelines: 5 words per line, 4 lines per stanza, theme suggestive of erotic love, couplets or rhymes.
Also linked with IGWRT's "Open Link Monday".
The photos I took this weekend as my youngest daughter and I hiked the Linville Gorge and Waterfall located in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Parkway. It was a long, tiring day, and possible one of the most difficult hikes I have ever experienced. The second path to the bottom of the falls is root, rock and bolder filled and very steep in places. I didn't read a brochure until AFTER we completed the hike, but it is recommended to only partake of the hike if you are in reasonably good shape as it is very difficult.