Digging for Crystals at Crystal Peak Haiku

Crystal Peak Verdi Nevada
Crystal Peak Verdi Nevada | Source

Lodgepole shade granite,

hidden scented Bitterbrush,

in cones and needles

drive in Sierra's

children seatbelted and thrown

into these mountains

through the earth one sees

the glint of geometric,

lifes carbon well placed

Hannah on the hike.
Hannah on the hike. | Source

here with our shovels

in mountains hard rocky earth

to mine raw crystal

in darkened evening

ourselves parked at the graveyard

many buckets full

under the blossoms

that refract off the moonlight

our quartz turned dark black

A lone gravesight.
A lone gravesight. | Source

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tsmog 2 years ago from Escondido, CA

My first response was Wow! Love it. I am an enthusiast of crystalology with healing and spiritual connections. I like how this trail transitioned . . . Nice!


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phdast7 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Wonderful Haiku and wonderful pictures. Hannah is such a cutie. :) Theresa

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

That ground looks hard as concrete...but...that would be a fun way to spend an afternoon. Nice job turning this activity into poetry of sorts.

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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Life's carbon well placed--Love these Jamie!

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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV Author

Tim- We really only got maybe seven crystal groupings for each child. But it was a great hike! I find myself aware of crystals and around them but I have not really looked to deeply into their spiritual connections.

Theresa-Thank you. She was posing for this picture! Jamie

Bill-To tell the truth, our shovels couldn't dig into the ground, it was too hard. But we hiked up a ways and found a clearing where crystals where actually above ground and we just picked them up. Jamie

Audrey-Good morning, we are reacing our last week! How do you feel? Jamie

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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Oh, I loved this! Great photos too. Sounds like a fun adventure. Hannah is precious.

Up and more and away.

I hope you have a lovely weekend ahead with many new adventures to share with us later.


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV Author

Thank you Faith. Jamie

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ocfireflies 2 years ago from North Carolina

everything one can ask for and more-beautifully-crafted V+


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV Author

Thank you Kim. Jamie

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annart 2 years ago from SW England

Great photos and your poem gives us an interesting glimpse at the scenery and at your activities of the day. I could feel the energy exerted! Ann

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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV Author

Thank you Ann, we did work up a little sweat. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Jamie

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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Love little Hannah so cute. Fantastic pics and enjoyed your poetry. I too have seen lone grave sites in the woods here in Latvia. Passing this on.

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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV Author

She is so cute, especially in those cowboy boots of hers. I seem to find more gravesites the farther into the mountains I roam. Jamie

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Olde Cashmere 2 years ago from Michigan, United States

Haiku is my favorite form of poetry. This was wonderful Jamie :) Voted up and rated beautiful and interesting.

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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV Author

Thank you Olde Cashmere. Jamie

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MizBejabbers 2 years ago

It is fun to read something like this Haiku and see how well it all fits together. The lone grave site makes me wonder. Hmmm.

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grand old lady 2 years ago from Philippines

This is another lovely poem, Jamie. I also love the photos you attach to your poem. You mention so many natural elements that I tend to ignore. You make me see that even in stones and granite, quartz and the refraction of blossoms, there is so much that I miss because I fail to see them, unlike you. Still trying to figure out the glint of geometric life's carbon. It's a normal world you describe, but I feel like I've been brought to a new world. I need to explore my garden more.

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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV Author

I am sure you will discover a whole new world of beauty. Thank you for your wonderful comment and I hope your day goes well. Jamie

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