SLIVERS OF SLOVENIA
Second of Four Poems Composed During
The Author's 2008 Tour of Slovenia
BLINDED BY THE GUIDE
Up and down I follow her for many a mile,
As if in pulsing eagerness to pass a trial,
This sylph-like guide too lovely
Gliding through cloud-piercing walks
And radiant in her smile so dovely
That shes flashed at visitors in legend-spangled talks,
All captivated in her thrall.
If only shed cast off my rival,
After her, Id even crawl.
--Lake Bohinj, Slovenia
Dedicated to the elusive Urula
indefatigable mt.-hiker leaving us breathless
©2008 by Paul Hertelendy. This poem first posted Aug. 25, 2008.
Paul Hertelendy is critic and webmaster for the arts-review web site www.artssf.com, and is also the Piedmont (CA) Centennial poet laureate. To visit his website, click here: PAUL
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