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Below is the poem entitled Mountains which was written by poet Mark Peterson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Would I could recall and savor
the striking moment
I came to know of mountains.
Not lowland’s timid rolling hills,
adorned with scant veneer
of weeds, cement and green-grass lawns,
but lofty pinnacles that scratch the sky
with unyielding granite,
against whose might
the setting sun itself does daily yield—
Its bluster damned in mute dismay.
Yet there faintly linger,
among the tangled ganglia
of my mind, images and feelings…
of summits gained, and all the world below,
that I might behold
unforgettable things,
which mountains
have no need to remember.

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  1. Date: 12/18/2013 8:35:00 PM
    Ahh nothin' quite as lovely as the beauty of an emerald mountain with downy clouds floating high above in the wondrous cathedral of blue is there Mark my friend.I loved this beautiful write your heart has shared.

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson
    Date: 12/19/2013 12:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Mary Jo: This was written when I was attending a local poetry workshop--a very frustrating experience that very nearly caused me to give up on poetry entirely. PoetrySoup was literally the last time I was going to give my poetry a try. Thanks to people like you, I got enough encouragement to continue. Thanks for your support of my work. I'll getcha back.
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 7:13:00 PM
    Hi Mark A kindred spirit for I am a Mountain man It is felt not seen Cheers Brian

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson
    Date: 10/27/2013 8:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Brian. I grew up in Utah and then lived in Colorado for decades. The mountains here in Washington are also worthy of note. I can't imagine living in Nebraska, for example. Mark
  1. Date: 10/25/2013 8:35:00 PM
    Wonderful write. Thanks for sharing.

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson
    Date: 10/27/2013 8:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Jon, thanks for supporting my poetry and congrats on your lifetime status. Hopefully, I'll get there someday myself. Now at least, I'm a featured poet. Yippee! Mark