Cliffhanger chagrin

Cliffhanger chagrin

Cliffhanger
edging over
angled
sharp
downward
granite gashing
prognosticating
precipice
portends gravity’s
painful penchant
for pratfalls
at this
seasalt-encrusted
edifice
edifying eyes
and grounding
my hand gestures
while above
distant gulls
with weightless
wings
witness
a worldly
view
their seesaw
nyah-nyahs
mocking
the very cliffs
below
much to my
chagrin
I play along

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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13 Responses to Cliffhanger chagrin

  1. t h i n g s + f l e s h says:

    i love the vocabulary of your poem. thank you for taking me along over the peaks and canyons. tony

    • Thank you, Tony! You are most welcome, my friend. I appreciate your kind words. It means a great deal coming from you. Hope you are having a wonderful day!
      Cheers,
      Tyler 🙂

  2. I really like this poem Tyler. I agree the vocabulary is fantastic!
    Especially ‘edifying eyes’ LOVE.

    • Thank you, Jennifer! It’s fun going back through my old photographs and composing a story behind the moment. Time and distance help express meaning and sort out memories that once left you speechless. Hope you are having a wonderful day, my friend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler 🙂

  3. Pam says:

    Your dedication to nature is inspiring! Your love of words reminds me of the songwriter, Jason, Mraz. Dazzling!

    • Thank you, Pam! I am humbled by your very kind words. I enjoy listening to his music, but never considered myself a singer or song writer for that matter. However, I guess poets are song writers in disguise, playing their brand of music from the soul. I love listening to Nature more than I love talking about it, but sometimes it’s easy to get both tongue and ear caught up in the moment 🙂 Hope you are having a wonderful day!
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  4. cute tongue twister!

  5. words4jp says:

    cute – between this piece and the apple piece and my sinuses – I need more drugs:) No – I AM JUST KIDDING! Actually, i love tongue twisting, brain dizzying pieces. i just wrote one yesterday…

    btw – you make a very handsome Vanna White!

    • Thank you, Kim! Haha! A slightly more hairy, black bearded Vanna White! Tongue twisters mix up a world that tends to stagnate and settle to the bottom. Vocabulary hot wires our humors and snaps the richness of life back into focus. Hope you have a wonderful Friday and weekend, my friend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler 🙂

  6. Reblogged this on The ancient eavesdropper and commented:

    Not only can Nature keep humans grounded and more aware, but it can humble itself at times….

  7. kiwiskan says:

    You forgot the vertigo bit….

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