DAILY PHOTO: Mountain w/ Clouds Above & Below

Taken on the trail to Goechala in Sikkim in May of 2022

Nine Miles Deep [Free Verse]

nine miles down
an old dirt road 
that runs the valley,

the road disappearing
before the pass,

fading into a footpath,
and then into a vague notion

in a rare turn of events,
i can see - but not hear -
the whitewater 
that's running back toward 
from whence i came,
and then on to a sea
in some distant country

i sit on a grassy hilltop,
feeling i'm far enough 
down the road 
to be at peace

DAILY PHOTO: Sunlight Floods the Valley, Dzongri Overlook

Taken in May of 2022 from Dzongri Overlook on the Goechala Trail

DAILY PHOTO: Green Hill Under Monsoon Skies

Taken in October of 2020 at Devaramane Betta

DAILY PHOTO: Craggy Dome Overlook, Appalachia

Taken in November of 2021 at the Craggy Dome Overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway

DAILY PHOTO: Kaindy Lake, Kazakhstan

Taken in the Summer of 2019 at Kaindy Lake

The submerged trees [below] for which Kaindy Lake is famed came about when part of the mountain sloughed off to create a natural dam and reservoir [above.]

DAILY PHOTO: Mount Pandim

Taken in May of 2022 in Sikkim on the Goechala Trail