Mountain Quintet # 1

this is for the great masses who enjoy diverse forms of poetry. i confess to not being very talented at formulaic verse, since my passion to write is more iconoclastic…preferring poetic fiction, poetic prose, and subject matter inspired by subject or character rather than form. still, i did promise to write some specifically structured verse while – and others- participate in a particular “poetry month.”

i have chosen to write a quintet, a poem containing stanzas or an entire poem of five lines. since i am in no way English, i decided to title this type “Mountain,” as in “Mountaineer,” as in “one from West Virginia.”


(On a trail near Bear Heaven, West Virginia)



the red roads round the map of state

and cross the deep divides of form…

splattered with pockets of pea-green paint

lands over which boots and backpacks reign

land of the rhododendron domain.



(typical mountain foliage)



(Bear Heaven, West Virginia)




(Kumbrabow State Forest, West Virginia) 



About thelostkerryman

Thelostkerryman is an author, and entrepreneur, living in the forests of a consistently confused country. Here in this hill country, hurling doesn't usually involve a hurley; store-made soda bread has the consistency of a sea sponge; and Kerrygold butter has finally found a permanent place on the grocery shelves everywhere. His blogs are an account of his adventures, thoughts, eclectic -and eccentric- ramblings, random or insightful poetry, humor and non-humor, pictures (photos), video, essays, fiction, poetic fiction, nonfiction, drama, and writing he has not classified in the description above. All of his posts from,,, and are copywrited according to international copywrite law.
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2 Responses to Mountain Quintet # 1

  1. reocochran says:

    I was married to a W Va man and enjoyed many parks and scenery in a few different seasons that I traveled there with his kids and mine. Great photos and thanks for the memories! Smiles, Robin

  2. Kirsten says:

    You might not write form often, but you do it extremely well!!! This was great. I enjoyed your word choices. Thank you for the shout out!

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