Thursday, March 11, 2010

In Praise of Mountains

I cannot live without mountains.
I cannot live without looking up
but the sky is too high, and it hurts my neck.
Praise God for mountains.

There's clean water in the heights
combed from passing cotton clouds.
Praise God for mountains.

There's a black dog-tooth shape
against a flaming sunrise.
There's a pale silhouette
under a rising moon.
There are shoulders lifting under green forests.
Praise God for mountains
for they rise above.

From the steel canyons of the city
they rise above
From the dusty sagebrush flats
they rise above
From the green valley of orchards
they rise above
Praise God for mountains
for they rise above.

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4 comments:

Stan Ski said...

We all need something to look up to.

Andy Sewina said...

Yeah, I really like the Praise God repetition, it works well here!

T. A. Smith said...

I love the mountains too. If I could live anywhere, it would be in or near mountains. My sould rises just looking at them. Thank you for sharing this.

Yousei Hime
http://tasmith1122.wordpress.com

Dee Martin said...

You take us up there with you - beautiful and powerful