RWP prompt #89 was to use a headline. I used the headline THE GREAT DIVIDE. We live in the Rocky Mountains with a small creek running through... down to the Columbia river then to the Pacific ocean. Other creeks run down the eastern slope of the Great Divide to the East..North and South.
THE GREAT DIVIDE
Gentle creek flowing westward towering Rocky Mountains above broken ridge orange and black where the goats believe in the mountains and dance clear as a glacier ridge pyramids of spiritual evolution summits that view the precise chaos of creation a combination of emotional challenge and physical survival romance and beauty filling my heart gazing at the creek as thoughts run deep old memories new thoughts forming more wisdom then thoughts turn away for a moment to man's eyes and hands and his monuments of foolishness homes with no space or heart like caged up chickens pecking and scratching with broken beaks divided in their ideologies and fears our home in the mountains beside a small creek flowing from chaos gently naturally Westward as the creeks on the other side flow to the East North South gently as man divides on this dying world.
H ola, buenas dias, hell o he replied. My name Julio. Y ou speak english g ood me no spanish. H ot corner here, do you come often? si, every m orning to talk baseball. W OW Im a baseball freak too like Castr o Orestes Minnie Minoso...you remember? si outfielder infielder Chicago White S OX. I watch Cuba play D odgers in Havana in 1947. W OW. I remember Jackie R obinson his first season with Br ooklyn played in that game. H oly cow!..what you mean H oly cow? Oh just a saying scooter Rizzut o use to say. Who best Cuban player? N o problem...Marten Dihig o. W OW. He is in hall of fame C ooperstown with T ony Perez I saw at the big O no in Montreal in 1977 with Expos. H oly cow Julio said. We both kn ow beezball. I scout Washington Senat ors 1950s. H oly cow. Pedro Ramos, Jose Valdiviels o, Carlos Paula, Camilo Pascual, Evili o Hernandez, you scout these? Si..W OW, unbelievable. We could talk old baseball all day long. Si..t onite we meet at La Bodeguita del Medi o where Hemmingway and the great p oet Wallace Steven hung out...Babe Ruth the Bambin o drank there when in Havana t oo. So we will drink mojit os and talk beezball all night l ong. Si..see you t onite. Adios amigo.
RWP prompt 87.....vowel "O" NOTE Photo of me at hot corner in Havana where Cubans have PASSIONATE discussions/argument on baseball EVERY day. Every time in Havana I go there. Last year met this old guy and u guessed it talked beezball. This poem reflects some of what we talked about.