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Posted on September 16, 2010 by Hubert
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Tumbling Rock Cave

In Tumbling Rock Cave,

saltpeter works can be found

to fight those enslaved.

 

Small mountains of dirt,

like tables set for a meal

with sparkles of chert.

 

Leaching bins abound,

For gun powder in demand

fight and not be found.

 

Listen, you may hear,

the echo of solders gone

that dug dirt in fear.

 

Union solders search,

to find the caves and destroy,

catch them in a lurch.

 

Two huge columns stand

sparkling like diamonds when wet

like an elephant

 

Formations abound,

Totem Gallery is great

formations big round.

 

Like Indian carvings,

all in a row for a show,

if you like caving.

 

Up the Kings Shower,

to enter the topless pit

gaze up the tower.

 

Water droplets fall,

like a snow storm in the night

looking up in awe.

 

Thru Suicide Crawl,

to the Asphalt Ooze of oil

stay against the wall.

 

The floor seems to move,

like a snake under the carpet,

as the oil migrates.

 

We come to admire,

Mt. Olympus of the cave

the pillar of fire.

~Hubert Crowell

From the book, Blue Skies of August.  You can preview the book here.

Posted February 17, 2014 by caverhubert in Books, Caving, Chapbooks of Poems

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