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crack_head


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lets hear some of your original climbing poems...


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What is this, grade five English class? Seriously.......... :shock:


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for if I was a crack_head
I would sit at the crag
Wishing to get some head
by some nasty seahag

lol j/k :lol:


crack_head


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come on i know someone has some.....


corpse


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What, mine wasn't good enuf? :wink:


rckclimbergurl


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Well, I could say one........naaah, they're too corny! But I have to do poetry in class right now, anybody got some that I could change around a bit??
:lol:


crack_head


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corpse yours was great!

we just need some more


straightedgeteen


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lets hear some of your original climbing poems...

id say alot of climbers dont do poetry? but thats just me


anythingxtreme


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I write poetry.
Don't think I've ever done any about climbing though. It doesn't seem to be the most fitting subject for a poem. When it comes to things like climbing; photography, I think is a more fitting medium.
Come to think of it, I did write one once. But I would be way too self conscious to post it here. I share my writing with only a select few.

I would bet, quite a few people have written poetry about climbing. But the best of it you would not see for the same reasons as I have stated. [Not saying that mine is the best, for it is far from that]

Most poetry is written for oneself and far too personal to share with others, especially for all to see and ridicule.

All you "Tough Guys" out there, who think poetry is pansy can think what you want

Just my opinion. :D

Landon


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All right, I'll bite. Here's the only one I've done about climbing. I love to write them, but I just never have enough spare time to get the good stuff out. :)



Bloody hands forgive the pain,
To reach the top, a higher plain,
And if you fall, forget the shame,
It's all about the climbing.

Jamming pro into the crack,
pulling through the nice lieback,
Chalk and cliff bars for a snack,
It's all about the climbing.

Overhanging, painful pump,
Highball topout, then you jump,
Smack the crashpad with a thump,
It's all about the climbing.

Flag the crimper for the clip,
Oops, you're sketching, then the slip,
Just sit back and take the whip,
It's all about the climbing.

People ask just why it's done,
They don't think it looks like fun,
And my answer, there's just one:
It's all about the climbing.

Something there that drives us all,
Men and women, tall and small,
Something calls us to the wall,
It's all about the climbing.


greatgarbanzo


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Nostalgia de un sueño,
Sentimiento a saber,
Recuerdo de un toque
Que será mañana y
Hoy por siempre es...
Sencillez tan desnuda
Como complicada es,
Roca dura e inviolable,
Temor al desconocer,
Al ser vencido y
Dominado también.
Abrumador sentir
Al centro de mi pecho,
La visión se cierra
Todo se pone estrecho.
Mis fuerzas decaen
Junto a mi pensar,
Mis pies fallan
En su infinito buscar,
Mis ojos cansados
De tanto revolotear,
No encuentran ¡NADA!
En donde posar.
Mirar a mis manos
Observar como se abren,
Oh... risa sarcástica
Debida a mi pasado
He irónico alarde.
¿Un simple asediar
Para evitar temores?
Y para evitar aventura,
Fuego y pasiones.
Vehemencia amarga
No muy perniciosa,
No va más allá
De mi propia osa,
Y mis pensamientos
Obstinados, ¡Porfiados!,
Seguros solamente
De poner a un lado
Todo aquello que en mi
No obra valor, no
Obra todo coraje
Que exige mi fervor.
Un poco más arriba
Se encuentra mi corona,
¿Pero es que acaso
todo esfuerzo flaquea
en estas hendeduras?
O, tal vez, ¿he debido
Dejar crecer mas a
Toda mi experiencia?
Para así poder llegar
Y ¿sin más conquistar
Estas grandiosas grietas?
No... estas son mi muestra,
Son mis duchas mentor,
Como siempre habrá una
Que de verdad instruya
En mi todo su crúor.
¿Qué tanto e de pelear?
Contra mi temor: ¡LUCHAR!,
Ninfas lujuriosas,
¡Fisuras despiadadas!
Yo a vosotras cortejo,
Galanteando ¡las pretendo!,
Ya no deis vuestra espalda,
¡Mis manos no dan más!
Por favor, os ruego,
¡Dejaos conquistar!


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On a school felid trip to Yosemite we were assigned to make a poem about the inspiring place. This is a hyque (sp) by Yui Haraguchi. For the proper read, the syllables have been spelled out:
In reply to:
yo-sem-i-Te-oh
Oh! yo-sem-i-Te-oh
yo-sem-i-Te-oh


rockhound71


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This isn't a poem, but a variation of the answer James Earl Jones gave on Conan's Riddle of Steel, which I call the Riddle of Stone (yeah I know, not too original and I'm probably violation copyright laws right now):

Stone is strong,
but flesh is stronger.

What is stone,
compared to the person that climbs it?

Look at the strength in your body,
and the desire in your heart.

A Higher Power gave us this.

Contemplate this,
on a cliff of your choice.

Rock on!

Casey


iamthewallress


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With Apologies to Robert Frost... :oops:

Whose crags are these I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To look at them from down below.

Some of my friends would think it queer
To stop without a rope or gear,
But the urge to mount this chossy spire
Is even greater than my fear.

It's cold, and though I start to shake,
Towards the base a step I take.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of wind against a hollow flake.

This line is lovely, smooth, and steep,
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.


miker


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need to climb some rock
soon, the rain makes me depart
for dry desert stone

Joshua Tree calls
memories of textured stone
mark my mind and flesh

fingers twitch in time
to former classics complete
and goals seasons past

looking out windows
watching the rampant dampness
and checking flight times.

MR-2-9-02 (Seattle, WA)


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COLDCLIMB THAT POEM TOTALLY ROCKED! Can I put it in my profile? Please?


crack_head


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so far cold climb gets the prize


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heh, gee, thanks guys. :oops:

Feel free to use it, but you should probably add my name at the end, just so folks know where it came from. ;) I had intended to add onto it, but now it's been so long that if I write again, it'll be a new one.


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heh, gee, thanks guys. :oops:

Feel free to use it, but you should probably add my name at the end, just so folks know where it came from. ;) I had intended to add onto it, but now it's been so long that if I write again, it'll be a new one.

THANKS! No problem, I'll definitely give you credit for the poem. Keep posting the writing man!



scallywag


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wow. some pretty inspirational stuff floating around here! i have always written poetry ( i divulge this info despite the fear as now being seen as a girly girl! - think it and die! :lol: ) but found that writing about climbing always ended in filling up the recycling bin!

Coldclimb - you are now my muse! ... and that James Earl Jones stuff, ooh, gave me shivers!


so here's an attempt anyway....

Climbing: The Best Feeling in the World!

Climbing up the orange wall,
Just before the crux.
My arms feel like fireballs,
My muscles screaming loud.

But I stay stuck to the rock,
Like a pesky little fly.
I take a breath and off I go,
To give it my last try.

I lunge high for the hold,
The one just out of reach.
My fingernails get a grip,
I pull up and grit my teeth.

I’ve made it on the ledge,
I give a thankful sigh.
I feel like I’m on top of the world,
Cause I’ve climbed 10metres high!

There’s no other feeling like it,
Climbing up that weathered face.
So I turn and keep on climbing,
You’re hooked, once you’ve the taste.

:oops:


crack_head


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that totally rocked!!!


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Here I sit so pumped and blue,
tried to send but only blew.

The rad problems my friends all cranked,
but in the end I just got spanked.

My buds are all stoked about routes they led,
guess I'll just spray on RC.COM instead.


mr_phelps


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Poetry sucks.


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lol :roll:


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Writing poetry is kind of queer.
When I climb, I drink lots of (good) beer.

You gotta question a dude with the name of Landon.
He's so sensitive, and his boyfriend's name is Brandon.

Being a dirtbag is what it's all about.
I only climb with girls who put out.

Fatties need lovin' too.
I'm talking o.w.'s, not girls who like to chew.

Jim, Layton, Werner, Warren, and Ammon are our heros.
Sport climbers are all a bunch of spandex wearing queero's.

Bottom to top, no bolts, only chocks.
Klettershoen, hemp rope, and helmet made from a cap and sock.

Trad climbing is a way of life.
I want a chick with gobies to be my wife.

Overhanging, flaring, seeping, crack that's wide,
Is only a problem if it's her backside.

TRADitionally yours,

Cali Dirtbag

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