Saturday, December 13, 2014

Mountain Cabin



It’s been just shy of thirty years since I’ve been in a mountain cabin.  Although nothing would suit me better for my idea of a perfect vacation.  I love the woods and mountain air, being out in nature with no TV, radio or even phone.  That perfect trip ruined by my sorrow. I had married Dr. Jeckle, but awoke to Mr. Hyde.  How could a person change so dramatically  overnight.  How could such a beautiful setting be blurred by so many tears.  Although, it took me only one day to realize my biggest mistake, it took me five years and two children to gain the strength to walk away.  Since then I prefer tent camping.  No room for extra baggage.   (Side note: I have spent the past 21 years married to a wonderful man, who unfortunately is not a hiker or camper.)


quaint mountain cabin
steady flow of water
river and me 

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dapple sunlight
spills on the cabin floor
earth fragrances dance


10 comments:

  1. Such beautiful haiku, Dolores -- balanced by a tale that breaks my heart. I am so sorry you had to go through that -- but glad you found a wonderful man eventually.

    This brought back memories -- certainly not as sad -- but -- I'd wanted to see the Grand Canyon all my life. Finally got there -- on our honeymoon! -- where my husband and I got into our first married fight and he brought me to tears. All because I was worried because he kept walking RIGHT to the very edge of the rim!!! (Despite the signs that say, "don't walk here". Men.)

    But anyway -- your haiku are so gently beautiful. I can feel the sunlight and smell the fresh earth.

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    1. I would love to see the Grand Canyon some day! Thanks for your kind words.

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  2. Sometimes what presents itself may be counter to what is expected. It may have a lot to do with environmental changes not tolerable. Glad everything are now in the past. Congrats to taking things within their strides. Now the way to go is up all the way, why not? Great write!

    Hank

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    1. May be up a mountain, or to a lovely cabin!

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  3. Searing yet beautiful write. Really your haibun give all the emotions, and the two haiku were a perfect antidote to the sudden stress involved in reading your excellrnt prose, but powerful. Changing overnight, is shocking,,

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    1. Thanks. I never could figure how he changed overnight. There is always beauty and hope to carry one on.

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  4. The haibun is beautifully written it's incredible that even when we realize that we've got to walk away, it takes so much energy and time to do so ... these haiku are really perfect! .. I happy you're happily married to a wonderful person ... even if he isn't a camper and hiker :-) !

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    1. Yes, admitting mistakes and changing them take a lot of energy. But we learn through all things.

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  5. Sometimes a cabin can be too much of a cabin.. the tent keep us mobile... I love mountain cabins and tents...

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    1. I am not against either, just need a new opportunity.

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