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Thursday, 25 April 2019

CLIMBERS

Renault's versatile masterpiece, yellow traffic,
is traversing the Cairngorms via the A93.
Accomplished artist, my other half,
takes in the grandeur, mentally filing it for later.

It's a crisp clear morning. He will later invent
a blizzard and two struggling climbers
clinging on for dear life to a rocky precipice.
Suicidal endeavour! The poet projects her awareness

into their shoes: the terror of falling, the cold sweat
and overwhelming sense of vertigo. Then
a triumphant rush of adrenaline as they haul
themselves finally over the summit...
only to disappear into the dense, drifting cloud.

29 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, just thinking about it. Whew!!! That one got to me.

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    1. πŸ˜‰ Many thanks, Mary...so happy you enjoyed! xxx

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  2. Wonderful visions going on in my head. Wonderful but downright scary too. Excellent.

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    1. Thank you so much. I really appreciate that!😊

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  3. Sometimes I wonder how people find pleasure in danger...

    A poem filled with hurtful truth. Love it!

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    1. Me too, Ana...especially as I once attempted to climb Mount Snowdon. It was the scariest thing I have ever done!! Lol
      So happy you enjoyed😊😊 xxx

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  4. This is INCREDIBLY evocative. Many thanks.

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    1. Oh thank you Sue...so much!😊😊

      Have a super weekend, my dear friend xxx

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  5. I can just sense and imagine being there …
    Wonderful words.

    All the best Jan

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    1. I really appreciate that, Jan...thank you so much!😊😊

      Hugs xxx

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  6. Thanks for taking me there: I just don't know if I dare look down! I think I loss one of my shoes!

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    1. Having actually attempted it once, I found it too easy to imagine the climbers' experience, Lon!
      Yes, absolutely terrifying!! As soon as I looked down...I froze!!
      Thank you so much, my good friend😊😊

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  7. Wow, it sends me chills, so good☺

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    1. Many thanks, Natalia...I really appreciate that!😊😊

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  8. Wonderfully done, of course. So enjoyed the climb☺

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    1. Thank you, Anthony...so happy you enjoyed!😊😊

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  9. what wonderful are always your poems! Have a nice weekend Ygraine

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    1. Dearest Gloria...oh thank you!
      I do hope all is well with you...and wish you
      a fabulous weekend!😊😊

      Lots of love and hugs ❤❤❤

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  10. I am not brave enough to try this!
    My hands are sweating just reading your descriptive narrative...wow!!!
    I'm headed back down :)

    Big Hugs My Dearest Ygraine ❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    1. Can't say I blame you at all, dearest Jan!πŸ˜‰
      The one time I tried it, I terrified myself almost to death! Lol...and now, I am too old to try again!!

      Oh I do so hope you are doing OK, my dear Friend.
      You are always in my thoughts...😊

      With all my love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    2. I am well my sweet friend...just tired ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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  11. this was a very exciting read. Have you, by the way, watched "Free Solo" - oh my ...if you haven't... and if you can find it... you would really enjoy it I think. I'm trying to remember if I saw it on Amazon, Hulu, or Netflix.

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    1. Thank you for that, Sandy...I will Google "Free Solo" and see if I can find it.
      I am intrigued...😊😊 xxx

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  12. excellent portrait of high spirits who follow their instinct and head where their heart leads them :)

    whenever i see such sights , i hold my breath and my heartbeat fastens

    i feel so proud to be part of such specimen who never give up their dream or strength and took the high peaks under their feet of dare and victory

    thank you so much for uplifting read my precious Ygraine!

    hugs!

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  13. Oh you are so kind, dearest Baili...thank you so much!😊😊

    I hope you are feeling a lot better now...and am sending you
    Lots of love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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  14. I did not even think before coming here that I could read such a great topic. How can a person communicate so nicely? I want to come here again because I do not want to miss such a good post. There is nothing to say.
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    1. Many thanks for your visit, Thomas...and so happy you enjoyed!😊

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  15. Hey Beautiful Soul, I haven't went on my trip yet! I go in June. I'm just behind in blogging! Sorry! Know, you are always in my thoughts!
    This was a very exciting read! You capture everything so amazingly in your writings!
    Big Hugs!

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  16. Oh sorry, Sweetie...I must have got your dates all mixed up!
    Not that that surprises me much...I have been getting stressed recently...and that always leads to my forgetting things! Lol
    Oh thank you so much, my beautiful Friend...I truly appreciate that!!😊😊

    All my love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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