Home

Navigation
Home
Climbing
Forums
Area Photos
Search
Search Climbs
Search Photos
Search Forums
Submissions
Add a Climb
Add an Area Photo
Quick Links
Rock Climbing Areas
Rock Climbing Photos
Ice Climbing Areas
Ice Climbing Photos
Gyms
Gym Photos
Bouldering Areas
Bouldering Photos
Artificial Walls
Artificial Wall Photos
User Links
Register
Today's Posts
Calendar
FAQ
Korea Links
Weather
Train Schedule
Korea Travel
Climbs by Province
Jeju-Do Jeollanam-Do Jeollabuk-Do Gyeongseongnam-Do Gyeongsangbuk-Do Chungcheongbuk-Do Chungcheongnam-Do Gyeonggi-Do Gangwon-Do Province
User Name Password
Calendar | Register | Lost Password?

Go Back   KOTR Forums > Community > General Chat

Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 02-25-2009, 09:04 AM
nationalpickleday's Avatar
nationalpickleday nationalpickleday is offline
Danielle: peek-a-boo anticipation
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Anyang. Gyeonggi-do.
Posts: 114
A poem about climbing in Korea.

Faces upturned to the bluebird sky, necks cocked
a crowd gathers boasting the challenge to conquer solid rock.
An energy of close camaraderie empowers passion and inspires hard sends
from the confines of comfort hauling hundred pound packs on whirlwind weekends.

A shared obsession unites the sexes, races and international faces
surrounded by tall trees and laughs from lips of new acquaintances.
This cultural interchange mingles with creative laughter and sincere smiles
as patience is employed through simple language and helpful hand signals.

Seoraksan illustrates jagged granite peaks of tyrannosaurus teeth in a panoramic green space
While Seonunsan’s limestone lock down shadows an intricate carving of Buddha’s face
Insubong’s granite laughs above the mighty metropolis of Seoul’s pulsing energy
And Ganhyeon’s sport fever lies tucked in between cross country divinity

Stainless steel rattles on harnesses pulled tight around flexible hips
suspended fifteen feet above by callused hands and toe tips.
Stowed energy of bowlful’s of bibimbap exploit our thirst
while sweat and stink propel us up, thinking safety first.

Can’t hold on, fingers raw and pink
Pumped out forearms, another project redpoint
Heel hook madness, knee drop determination.
Climbing in Korea, body and soul exhilaration,
__________________
cada camino es otro destino. todo depende de cual quieres tomar.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 02-25-2009, 09:53 AM
Eric's Avatar
Eric Eric is offline
☆★☆★☆★☆★
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Owen Sound, Ontario
Posts: 681
You are awesome! That is so cool.

I love the last line!
__________________
Fall: To retreat in dynamic fashion from a climb.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 02-25-2009, 04:12 PM
shanja's Avatar
shanja shanja is offline
verticalcult
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Daejeon
Posts: 1,386
Yeah I give that the double thumbs up! What a multi-talented young lady you are Danielle! Thanks for sharing it with us.
__________________
quem deus perdere vult, primus dementat
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 02-26-2009, 08:48 AM
markchui markchui is offline
Jiri Jammer
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Gimpo
Posts: 31
climbing poetry is always awesome!
mind if I post up a short little 6-liner I came up with a while back?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 02-26-2009, 09:08 AM
nationalpickleday's Avatar
nationalpickleday nationalpickleday is offline
Danielle: peek-a-boo anticipation
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Anyang. Gyeonggi-do.
Posts: 114
Come one come all: Poetry invasion!

Please post some poetry, and ask all those you know to do so as well!
__________________
cada camino es otro destino. todo depende de cual quieres tomar.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Unread 02-26-2009, 09:50 AM
shanja's Avatar
shanja shanja is offline
verticalcult
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Daejeon
Posts: 1,386
I thinks it sounds like time to have another KOTR wine and poetry night (thanks Corey!) somewhere...last time we had Korean, Spanish, Chinese and English poetry and about 30 gentle souls in Seoul. The standard this time looks high already!
__________________
quem deus perdere vult, primus dementat
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Unread 02-26-2009, 10:05 AM
nationalpickleday's Avatar
nationalpickleday nationalpickleday is offline
Danielle: peek-a-boo anticipation
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Anyang. Gyeonggi-do.
Posts: 114
I have about 30 poems bouncing around in my brain! I would love to share them.
www.picklepress.co.nr - the unfinished poetry webpage.
__________________
cada camino es otro destino. todo depende de cual quieres tomar.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Unread 02-26-2009, 10:05 AM
markchui markchui is offline
Jiri Jammer
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Gimpo
Posts: 31
In all his wisdom the lord hath me born,
In his image formed and grown.
But invincible and impervious we are not;
Squishy meat and supple skin are what we’ve got.
So plentiful chalk and ample tape,
Doth a climber's fingers make.

poetry corner!
woo!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Unread 02-28-2009, 03:04 AM
skinsk's Avatar
skinsk skinsk is offline
peace
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Jochiwon (Sejong City)
Posts: 2,545
Thanks Danielle!! But can't seem to get into your website
__________________
"If you can't do something well, you might as well learn to enjoy doing it poorly." -- from a de-motivational poster, but I find it oddly liberating!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Unread 03-01-2009, 09:37 PM
dangerflower's Avatar
dangerflower dangerflower is offline
velocity girl
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: korea
Posts: 105
very cool danielle! love the poem!
__________________
'i became insane with long horrible intervals of sanity.' (edgar allen poe)

'it doesn't have to be fun to be fun'. (alpinist heading up 'the south african' route in patagonia)
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
blog about Korea and climbing from Korea Tourism Org littledigits Climbing Chat 3 12-16-2008 02:14 PM
Climbing and/or fall seasonal work in S. Korea gogo General Chat 2 04-18-2008 02:14 PM
Everyone’s invited to the Sports Climbing Competition at Korea Polytechnic University astroman Climbing Chat 0 08-20-2007 11:46 PM
Climbing 101 skinsk Climbing Chat 7 05-17-2006 12:50 PM
Climbing Definitions in English rockboy Climbing Chat 6 04-25-2006 08:05 AM





All times are GMT +9. The time now is 10:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.