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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: June 12, 2016      Views: 439
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I am recently retired and reside in the most beautiful area of Virginia--the Shenandoah Valley. I find beauty and inspiration in the mountains every day--it is one of my most faithful muses.

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Chapter 31 of the book 2016
haibun
"Kingfish" by mountainwriter49
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Kingfish

haibun
 
The morning sky is a deep vibrant blue; clear of clouds and haze.  Vibrant.  Gorgeous.   Cool Northwest breezes kiss my face.  Sensuous.  Invigorating.  Energetic!  I head out for my morning walk.  The late spring flowers are so beautiful, reaching towards me as I walk by the many yards in my neighborhood. Geraniums.  Yellow and white daisies and petunias galore.  Day lilies. And so many more.  I look Southeast and see Wintergreen Mountain in the distant blue aura.  I’m experiencing a walker’s high.   Before I know it, I’ve walked 10 kilometers. Emancipated! Feeling strong.  Now, at home, I dine on my recipe of whole grains, nuts and organic apricots for lunch.  Revived. Blood sugars balaced again.  I retreat to the hot water and Zest of the shower.  I seemingly melt as the water cascades over my tired body as nastiness flows down the drain.  After drying off,  I walk to my bed and lie nude, spread-eagle,  beneath the ceiling fan to cool-down.  Renewed.  Invogorated! It's 16:32, but it must surely be 17:00, and I pour myself a hearty glass of Grey Goose and tonic.  Garnished with a twist of fresh lime.   Oh yeah!  My blood starts pumping again. On the patio. I love this place. I read SPQR as I listen to music. I sense something special about this moment-in-time as God’s breath sifts through the trees’ leaves and limbs. I peer into the forest adjoining my yard while listening to nature’s sounds.  I’m transfixed by the score.  Another glass of vodka.  Epiphany.  I think of George Stevens and lift my glass to his talent and keen esprit as I cross my stretched-out legs, resting them atop the patio’s low wall…
 
late afternoon sun
illuminates resting squirrel
unlaxed


10 June 2016
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Author Notes
POETIC FORM:
Haibun. A Japanese poetic form blending short, terse prose with an ending haiku. It is written in present tense and seeks to capture in-the-moment activities and emotions. Haibun closes with a haiku related to the prose. The title is central to the whole piece, though not repeated within the text of the haibun.

INSPIRATION:
A great day, walking 7 miles in this most wonderful late spring weather on the 9th of June and subsequently doing house chores before relaxing on my patio beneath my ancient oak tree. Older Baby Boomers will be able to recognize the references to the Kingfish and unlaxing.

WORDS:
*SPQR: A scholastic book about ancient Rome by Mary Beard. SPQR = The Senate and Citizens of Rome
*Unlaxed: Vernacular for relaxed.
*Wintergreen Mountain: a 3,500 foot msl (mean sea level) mountain in the Blue Ridge mountains near Nellysford, Virginia,. It is visible from my front yard; about a 25 mile drive from my home.

Thank you for reading my poetry.
-Ray
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