Hail Atop The Mountain

August 11, 2018.   Yesterday’s post from Robert Okaji set me to wondering what Hokusai would think of the modern prevalence of companion animals, and if he would have noted such an animal’s response to natural wonders.  Reading about being above the storm, looking down, likely in solitude, stirred up an urge to contrast an experience last week near Cloudcroft NM.  Different mountain. Different positioning of viewer to storm. Group of humans plus one exuberant Labrador.  Admittedly, I was not thinking of Hokusai at the time – preoccupied with concern the hail might get bigger, become destructive.  (Wish I had caught Buttercup’s romp with camera – this collage reflects both hail and happy dog.)

Hindsight? CONstructive:  moistened dry earth, entertained dog, seeded poem.

Okaji’s “Thunderstorm Below The Mountain”:   https://robertokaji.com/2018/08/11/thunderstorm-below-the-mountain-3/

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15 thoughts on “Hail Atop The Mountain

  1. Wonderful…I love that it is the dog that provokes a mystical response. Description here is delectable – painting the scene clearly, sensing the onslaught of hail.

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    1. Oh, thank you for commenting on the collage! I thoroughly enjoy putting images together, stretching “what’s available” to convey something I do NOT have a photo for. Often creating the collage triggers refinements in the poem, so they evolve together.

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