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It's Gneiss to Meet You

A little poem about mountainous geology and the glittering effect of sunlight on metamorphic rock.

By Call Me LesPublished 2 years ago 1 min read
Author's photo of a schist.


Born in dark decay.

Rise! mica microcosm,

Covet sun no more.


~Haiku written for the "High-Ku" Challenge on Vocal Media.

November 14, 2022 by Call Me Les

nature poetry

About the Creator

Call Me Les

Aspiring etymologist and hopeless addict of children's fiction.

If I can't liberally overuse adverbs and alliteration, I'm out!

Instagram @writelesplaymore

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  • Cendrine Marrouat11 months ago

    I like the repetition of sounds.

  • Leslie Writesabout a year ago

    Sparkly and smart 😊

  • Babs Iversonabout a year ago


  • Cathy holmes2 years ago

    Ooh, this great; and right up you're alley. Well done

  • A Perfect Haiku Geological Wonder This Really Rocks Les Great Haiku This is just to correct the spelling mistakes and properly format my previous comment

  • Max Russell2 years ago

    Beautiful haiku, and a great accompanying photo!

  • Amy Writes2 years ago

    Really cool concept!

  • A Perfet Haiku - Geological Wonder - This Really Rock Les Great Haiku

  • sleepy drafts2 years ago

    This is stunning! I also * love * how you added your expertise as a geologist to this poem. I've been looking forward to your entry for this challenge and (unsurprisingly) I love it.💖❤️ Thank you for writing and sharing this!

  • Morgana Miller2 years ago

    The mica crystals deserve their day in the sun! <3 So glad I get to enjoy your geologist brain in this challenge.

  • Camilla Richter2 years ago

    Ooh I love this one! You reeled me in with a pun and then you delivered beautifully. Bravo!

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