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High Worship

Above the lowly metro din,
we climb through earnest efforts
to slopes of grouse and goats.
Where skies brim pale and pure,
trails narrow, plummet, climb,
and jackknife over the granite jumble
of broken planetary bones.

We glimpse a momentary thaw
in a world frozen in icy fingers.
But we don’t whisper this to the lush grass
springing from damp soil,
pooled in the cool seeps,
between the shades of fir and spruce.

Who trembles on the lonesome
peaks and ridges?
Disoriented, by sparse air and stark beauty.
I long to view the hidden valleys 
of alpine grace, and remote peaks of
unreachable distance,
and ponder a holy, violent birth.

I bow to this risen paradise.

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  1. Date: 10/1/2013 4:09:00 PM
    A photograph in words.

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 4:59:00 PM
    I even felt cold reading this, a wonderful description you gave here. most enjoyable write peter

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 8:32:00 AM
    I absolutely love that last line..sounds as if you live near the Mountains or a lover of hiking. You paint beautiful pictures with your words.

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 2:17:00 AM
    I bow to this risen paradise.