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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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Words Count

An Old Ford
An old flathead Ford
original, most
Alternator now
generator then
It makes twelve volts now
was six volts back when

Back in the 30's
up 'til '53
This one's a fifty-
one Ford pickup truck
Original most
color is two-ten
Cruising down Main Street
on Saturday night
Wife and dog up front
with the kids in back

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Poem Copyright 2014, © Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
Today I am linked (link) with Moma Zen at the Real Toads, Words Count
Notes: (1) We are to use 60 word, no more, no less.  Mine has 60 with the title.
.......... (2) This pickup not mine but it is for sale. 
.......... (3) I have two old Fords, a 1950 Ford Custom 2-door and a 1974 Mustang Two Ghia.  Plus my driving car is a 1998 Ford Mustang GT convertible. (Mustangs)(1950 Ford)

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