I have no good excuse for this bit of ridiculous whimsy. I was just in the mood to write some cinquain, and when I put my fingers to my keyboard, this is what came out.

MOUNTAIN CLIMBER edited for blog

 

ECHO

I stood
On mountain top
And called out loud, “Hello,
I’m looking for my one true love;”
Then heard:

“Hello,
I’m looking for
My one true love.”  — Oh, joy!
My heart was sure I’d found my love
At last.

And so
I called again
And once again reply
Came loud and strong; that lovely song
Came back.

So then
I walked around
But stopped on ev’ry side
And called my heart’s desire and heard
Reply.

Alas,
I spent the day
And grew quite hoarse in throat
But never found the love who called
To me.


 

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