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  Untried Trust
by Odin Roark
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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We all have at least one thing or person or animal we trust implicitly. For a climber, itís his/her rope.


Untried Trust

 Fate's regret consoles the past,
While omniscient fear
Remains attached to untried trust.

Such is a climber's palpitant belief,
Inching ever closer to the gambler's down card,
That moment when anchor and reach,
Security and chance,
Agree it's time.

For

 Just as the leaves of Quaking Aspens
Pass their shiver one to another,
Needing little wind or earth's tremble
To actuate survival's incessant vibration,
So too the climber's sentience
Relies on mind's voracious hunger,
Heart's tenacity,
And a rope's willingness.

Tree line to rock face,
Whiteout to summit,
Goal achieved,
Or
Silence,
Rope will tire
Only
Once.

 

 

 




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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/22/2012
We must trust our ropes if we are to reach great heights. Wonderful metaphor.

Ron
Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/21/2012
"Quaking Aspens" reminiscent of Utah and certain places in the Eastern Sierras Odinsan. Maybe Whitney in 81, too? Yup ... no room for mistakes when you're on a rock face. A plethora of faceted metaphors conjured from this. Enjoyed poet!

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