nature’s way perceived as duplicity

December 21, 2006



winter’s first snowfall
beautiful yet dangerous
in the mountains



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10 Responses to “nature’s way perceived as duplicity”

  1. twitches Says:

    Hm. There are many ways to read this one. I wonder if I’m right…

  2. qazse Says:

    hi twitches!

    There are many ways to look at it. Some I am aware of and some, not. One of the ways I see is as follows:

    Nature was here long before the hypothetical construct we call duplicity. Man refers to everything as it effects man rather than its true stature in the overall scheme of things. Does that make any sense?

  3. Bice Says:

    It sure does qazse. It’s called transcendence. Nature was here before us and will be long after us as well (at least I hope it survives us and our wicked ways).

  4. qazse Says:

    It may survive as a wasteland, but nonetheless, it will carry on…

  5. fencer Says:

    Wonderful landscape…

    Your words bring to mind those three hikers in Oregon (?) who were just lost in sudden blizzard conditions.


  6. tomachfive Says:

    Nature always reminds who is really the Boss. I remember my Father who would silence me with a gaze. This Haiku rethinks the beauty and madness of the snowcapped mountain.

  7. writerchick Says:

    I love my mountains, but you’re right, nature commands its own respect.

  8. qazse Says:

    fencer – that event is what occasioned this poem. The mountain portrayed above is also a notorious claimer of lives. It is at the confluence of three weather patterns and storms come up quite unexpectedly.

    tomachfive – I like the analogy. I can see my father looking down as if from a mountain and me knowing he was in command.

    WC – nice to see a new visitor. Which mountains are you most familiar with?

  9. writerchick Says:

    my mountains are the san bernardino mountains in california. beautiful and right out my window.

  10. qazse Says:

    I love California. You are fortunate.

    My daughter lives up in Monterey. I could live out there for a few years, then I’d get homesick for the lousy weather back east.

    Good for you. Have a great holiday season!

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