Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday with Hannah, a poetry day

Limestone peaks hidden by the green
Oh so lush, let's go in and hide
There in the park climb Tianzi
Mountain revered, named after saint 
Deep in China's Hunan Province
You and I can go in and hide
Aided by a farmer's spirit
We'll claim us a limestone tower 
Tianzi, "Son of Heaven", remote
We'll stay a year or two or more
Up towards heaven, above the clouds
We'll be alone in Buddha's shrine  

Picture credit: Facts Hunt web site
YouTube video credit: Tainzi Mountains
Poem Copyright 2014, © Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
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Today I am linked with Hannah at Real Toads, Transforming Friday with Nature's Wonders , where she introduced us to the Tianzi Mountains.  Our instructions were to "Bring any facet of this place that you wish!" 
In 2000 we visited China, spending 23 days there.  We were about five hours from Tianzi Mountain although closer to the range when we spent a day cruising on the River Lijiang (Li) among similar but shorter limestone peaks.  Awesome is about the only word I have for that day.


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At Friday, July 25, 2014 10:54:00 PM, Blogger Hannah said...

Awesome indeed, Jim! I love especially your closing lines! Thank you for bringing your facet to the challenge! :)

At Saturday, July 26, 2014 2:10:00 AM, Blogger Vandana Sharma said...

Amazingly done, very fine description............peace in Buddha's shrine.

At Saturday, July 26, 2014 8:54:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

very beautiful indeed!! now i feel like visiting this place!!

At Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:26:00 AM, Blogger Helen said...

This is charming ... I love the wording, the sense of adventure here ....

At Saturday, July 26, 2014 9:06:00 PM, Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

Love the playfulness of the invitation. ;-)

At Sunday, July 27, 2014 6:13:00 PM, Blogger audrey` said...

One of our uncles visits China at least twice a year every year for the past decade. He is still very fascinated by the huge country on every visit, Dr Jim :)

At Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:22:00 AM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

Beautiful piece Jim


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