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Diamond Mountain Cave

Diamond Mountain Cave (Phu Pha Phet Cave) The largest cave here in Thailand Has an eighteen acres in total size It is not that easy for us to find But if we’ll get in there, it’s a big surprise! We need to explore first the side of the mountain Be patient and careful to climb its lofty and rugged stair A shade half our way offers rest and we’ll not feel in vain Quite tedious, but an exquisite view awaits us up there The Diamond Mountain Cave has seven floors Most of the time, only two floors are offered for all Twenty rooms are more than enough for two to three hours tour After stooping down to get in through the very small entrance of the hall Public exploration is facilitated by its long wooden walkways As we tour in every chamber ,we’ll be impressed With our lens, we can’t resist to capture in every way The formations of stalagmites and stalactites that amaze To name the most captivating formation inside the cave Is the stalagmite in a very huge dinosaur-like egg in shape Standing prominently at the main hall, it’s my fave Coated with glittering diamond bits, I wish I can touch or scrape A form which isn’t funny but also with its wondrous beauty Is a man’s sword-like stone, no malice to catch our attention There are a lot more making us feel like dreamy Such as the amazing mushrooms and big jade stone It’s so fun to walk around on walkways going up and down, As we feel the cold wind coming in somewhere Ventilating and protecting us from sweat so as not to frown Then we’ll come out with big smiles and great experience to share. April 15, 2013
*man’s sword : the term I use for man’s sexual organ --I was there.

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  1. Date: 4/22/2013 9:29:00 AM
    whoah!!! wow!! this poem of yours deserve a two thumbs up!! so creatively written poem..yes, I'm enjoying my grand vacation to the max!!hope you too after your final exam....thanks for dropping by....mwuah mwuah!!God bless you always my dear friend.. :) Hugssss!! Maria

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 3:43:00 AM
    really good, well constructed and enjoyable read. Caves are always interesting to see , have seen a few in UK and in south africa. well have a blessed day, Gordon

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 12:17:00 PM
    Leonora, I love it when poetry is written from personal experience. It allows the reader to share a reality that they may have never know. Love reading about your reality.

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 9:54:00 AM
    Beautiful written my dearest Leonora.Caves are indeed interesting,have visited many of them in Turkey.I also wanna thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support and wonderful comments.Its been so long since I`ve been around the Soup on regular basis..Love and Loads of Hugs,Arild

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 4:44:00 AM
    It sounds like quite the memorable experience! Almost written like a journal, expect there's rhyme involved. This makes me want to write about my experiences in Britain... there were many things there worth the effort! Good attention to detail...

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 2:21:00 PM
    Reads like an exciting experience that you had on that day...Caves are interesting places to visit..That is ones that have been prepared for visitors and not having to crawl into them with no light..Thanks for stopping by..Your comments are encouraging..Sara

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 8:40:00 AM
    a towering piece that mystifies... are you coming to manila?... let me know.. :) huggs!

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 4:46:00 PM
    I loved this one. It is so nice to read these type of poems, because we always learn something new. thanks for sharing. Many blessings. I have a good friend that is from Thailand. He worked with me.... Lucilla

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 12:26:00 AM
    dear Leonora, you sure make me wish I could see this wondrous cave with your apt description. VEry nicely done!

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 6:49:00 PM
    I agree with Terry, sounds like a glorious place! I love your poem :)

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 5:22:00 PM
    Wondrous description of what sounds like a fascinating place. Thanks for your comments on my poem, O'er The Battlements I Do Roam. All my best, Terry.

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 9:41:00 AM
    Good morning my sweet and wonderful poetry sis. hoping you are well this wonderful morning... are you still up on your side of your world. I'm at work, and sitting down in front of my computer.... sending you hugs and smiles... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 3:43:00 AM
    ..... just want to wish you a lovely day, dear Leonora! - Big hug from Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 1:47:00 AM
    Excellent. Stunning and interesting write. Enjoyed. Tfs

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 12:17:00 AM
    Reading this made me feel like I was in on that cave, I can imagine how awesome it must be to see this personally-- and I think, I would also be the same, wanting to touch those glittering formations...thanks for sharing this with us, for taking us with you :)

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 1:59:00 PM
    Wow, what fantastic descriptions! I felt like I was there while reading this gem of a poem :)

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 10:35:00 AM
    a space where words ans images meet.. just beautiful!...thanks for your messages... are you in manila now... please let me know!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 8:45:00 AM
    Can I look at Satun & Saturn both? I love planets. ;) But, seriously, this was a wonderful writing! Your making me want to travel afar again. My soul thanks you for that, in advance. :)

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 8:19:00 AM
    This is stunning, Leonora...I'd love to see it!

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 4:54:00 AM
    Beautiful, your an exquisite poet' SandyIvy