Poetry: The Trek on the Mountain 

scenic view of waterfalls

The Trek on the Mountain

by

Tobey Liu



Little birds chirping,

I see a coho salmon.

Bunny runs by me.


Rustling leaves shaking,

North Wind blowing soft, gently,

Small breeze sings to me.


I look up and see

Gorgeous mountains with white snow,

Bald eagles flying.


Carefully stepping

Around wet, muddy puddles,

Then, I wipe my boots.


I hear soft babbling,

A small stream trickles past me.

Then it grows louder.


My heavy backpack

Is now finally set down,

I put up my tent.


Beside campsite is

What the water sound came from:

A huge waterfall!


I unwrap sandwich,

And food in mouth, I sit down

By the campfire.


They sing camping songs,

Then tell great forest stories.


I tell my story.


Now, very sleepy,

I slide into sleeping bag.

Day has gone. Good-night.



Planet Earth Poetry Contest - Entry

Youth - The competition was tough in this Poetry Contest, but I could not bear to not post this wonderful piece about the outdoors.


Comments: Our judges said "You brought me there" and "I felt transported to this place and wanted to be there." I loved the mention of how camping often lends itself to the ancient gift that humans have passed on to each other - storytelling. And, I love the mention of river, Coho salmon, and the waterfall. It makes me thinking of dipping into the water and casting a fly into the riffles. Lovely. 

Photo: Photo by James Wheeler at Pexels.com

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