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August 26, 2005
Olympic National Park: Hoh River Rain Forest Haiku
Filed in: Current Affairs, Photography

The Hoh River Rain Forest is located directly on the west end of Olympic National Park.


Going here is like visiting another world.


How can I transport
my friends to this other world?
Somehow capture Green.


Nurse logs lay down, die.
And become the sustenance
For all their children.


What mossy partners
make of a garden between.
Sunlight, shadow, ferns.


And old soul cared for
by gently caressing fronds,
planted there by God.


A tableau of moss
paints a perfect backdrop for,
Midsummer Night's Dream.


Young Firs must gather
all of their strength and honor
to battle Alders.


7 - Even beaten down
and partially digested.
Support onward march!


8 - Aerophyte succors
And consumes at the same time.
Long softly killing.


9 - Dragon undulates slowly,
slowly making crest to wave,
every thousand years.





























OK, I'm going to get to more of this when I can, but I want to get this post up so I need some help... Haiku away people...

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MC's photo essay on Olympic National Park is lovely. This is just an appetizer:Now go eat the rest. [Read More]

TrackPulled on Aug 27, 2005 5:49:25 PM

People Pulling

12 and 19 are particularly beautiful.

EMCEE: Thanks Ana! I need poems! Poems is what I need!

Posted by: Ana at Aug 27, 2005 6:26:55 PM

Man, MC. All the individual elements are tasty, but it's the seemingly effortless, strong composition that gets to me. Nice work.

EMCEE: Thanks JWebb. Just knowing the quality artist that you are makes your thoughts so meaningful to me. The Hoh rainforest, to me, is literally a National Geographic cover ever single place that I look. It is astonishing and overwhelming to me to even dare to take a frame at any place here.

Posted by: JWebb at Aug 27, 2005 7:07:02 PM

I vote 12 and 21. But I usually hang out in the Cascades, so what do I know?

EMCEE: Hi Jlb - certainly the Cascades are so very beautiful in their own right. The Hoh rain forest, because it gets over 250 inches of rain a year, is a remarkable and unique place as well. Thanks for stopping by!

Posted by: jlb at Aug 27, 2005 7:35:24 PM


Posted by: Tyler D. at Aug 27, 2005 11:38:35 PM

As one who lives in the Hoh valley(all the valley is the Rain Forest) The 250 inches of rain is only on Mt. Olympus. The Rain Forest Ranger Station,ONP is about 12 feet per year. Just some info from a local.
Mike on the Hoh

EMCEE: Thanks Mike. But what's 100 inches of rain or so between friends?

Posted by: Mike at Sep 11, 2005 10:44:42 AM

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