The Monterey Poetry Review’s Fall edition is out. I thank editor Jennifer Legier Fellguth for including a poem of mine, No Bivouac Tonight. It’s a climbing poem, so please have patience with me! Also, it’s good to connect with a local poetry group! http://montereypoetryreview.weebly.com/fall2022-poems/robert-walton
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Middle Palisade, Sierra Nevada
A climbing mishap on the North Palisade glacier thirty years ago contributed to this story. It turns out the crawling headfirst into a crevasse, even in pursuit of expensive sunglasses, is a bad idea. The actual adventure ended in laughs all around, but possible consequences have haunted me ever since. I’ve elaborated on them in Moroni.
One of the joys of alpine climbing is to come upon penstemon blossoms in places where such delicate beauty is improbable – a thousand feet above a scree field in a vertical crack filled with ice for half the year. Life’s persistence is an affirmation inspiring both humility and joy. I thank editor Laura Stone for including my poem in The Tiny Seed Literary Journal. https://tinyseedjournal.com/2020/07/14/penstemon-honey/
“Tryst” began as sketches for a fairly tedious novel. After residing among ancient computer files for fifteen years or so, I got it out, trimmed away most of it and refashioned what was left into a ghostly climbing tale. It won a prize and publication. Please let me know what you think!
Here’s the link: http://www.theghoststory.com/tryst