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A Lonely Profession

by Heather Hubler 15 days ago in nature poetry
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solitary mount

Rocky sentinel,

You vigilant protector.

Who acts as your shield?


Author's note: I lived in Colorado several decades ago and completely fell in love with the view of the Rocky Mountains. As I was thinking about writing this haiku, I imagined gazing up at those majestic peaks from way down below. It made me think of how mountains seem so untouchable, larger than life, like giant guardians, and they lack an equal.

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Heather Hubler

Coffee/reading/writing/family–my favorite things in life. I have a degree in biochemistry but my split personality loves creative writing just as much!

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  • Emily Marie Concannon10 days ago

    Aw ❤️ so beautiful who protects the mountain?

  • Thavien Yliaster11 days ago

    "Solitary Mount" - That's 5 syllables right there. Solitary Mount The most Lonesome Profession Shielding Guardian Colorado is beautiful. Driving through them is one thing, but hiking or running those mountains is another thing altogether. They are magnificent. Also, it's a great place to find fossils. Ancient Dragons Sleep Forever encased in stone Dragon soul Mountain

  • Amy Writes11 days ago

    This was great!! Really nice!

  • This is great! Absolutely fantastic!

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  • Julie Buchy12 days ago

    Living near the Candisn Rockies, I feel your love for the rock and terrain! ❤️

  • They're definitely giant guardians! Beautiful tribute to those mountains!

  • Oh, I adore the insight and compassion toward the mountain! Great poem!

  • J. Delaney-Howe13 days ago

    Very nice. I love the question at the end.

  • Lena Borondia14 days ago

    This is exactly how I feel about them. I had a very similar idea for a poem. I LOVE yours. <3

  • Donna Harris14 days ago

    Beautiful. I love Colorado. The Rockies are amazing

  • This is awesome.

  • C. H. Richard14 days ago

    So true! Never thought we would have to worry about protecting the oceans, the trees and the mountains, yet here we are. Well done! Beautiful ❤️

  • Nice 🙂👍

  • Outstanding work Heather.

  • Morgana Miller14 days ago

    Mmm, yes. Makes me think of the people in my life who are like mountains, too.

  • Michele Jones14 days ago

    Loved this.

  • Zachary Keifer14 days ago

    Brilliant haiku!

  • Thayrile14 days ago

    Like it

  • sleepy drafts14 days ago

    Oh, I just love this one. Especially that last line.❤️

  • Dawn Salois14 days ago

    I love this! I grew up at the edge of Glacier National Park. I don’t think I truly appreciated the mountains until I moved away and went back. I love the image you created for this, too.

  • Subhi Najar14 days ago

    I love this Haiku.....very deep and I like the question at the end!

  • Judey Kalchik14 days ago

    I love the last line!

  • Excellent Haiku , What More Can I Say To You. Seventeen From You Great challenge entry

  • Eugenette Morin15 days ago

    Lovely... just lovely. The sentiment is just right!

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