Crabtree Falls Trail, June 2012

Crabtree Falls Trail, June 2012

A Poem by The Poetry of Michal (Mitak) Mahgerefteh

About the poem: I often go on short hiking trips. this poem was inspired by a hard up-hill trail at Crabtree Falls. I am not much of a nature poet but I gave it a try, here.





Crabtree Falls Trail, June 2012 



to ease the pressure on both knees

        I slow my walking pace at point four overlook

climb over the metal railing

             safely reach smooth dry rocks


shallow pools rich with decomposed heaps

        of injured roots   colonized fungi

sheets of algae fallen through vibes of fertile cycles

        nourishing the growth of thriving water



grasses crowned like brides in sheers of white florets

             and jumble of broken boulders

where stone splinters bare the scars of violent storms

        spirit-touch of Cherokees and Monacan



heated pores of trail-runners

        training to conquer the Seven Summits

embedding echo-sound of human resilience

    intruder of wonderment in massive pulse of nature





© 2013 The Poetry of Michal (Mitak) Mahgerefteh

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Added on June 22, 2013
Last Updated on June 22, 2013
Tags: hiking, mountains, Virginia, trail, nature, flowers, waterfall, booths, Native American


The Poetry of Michal (Mitak) Mahgerefteh
The Poetry of Michal (Mitak) Mahgerefteh

Norfolk, VA

Michal (Mitak) Mahgerefteh is an award-winning poet and artist from Israel, living in Virginia since 1986. She is the editor and publisher of Poetica Magazine, ( and author of .. more..