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Summer Sunrise On Mount Manaia

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Summer Sunrise On Mount Manaia

Only an inspired mortal such as I,
 could feel the stimuli
synonymously woven in unison with the indigenous people,
who for centuries have inhabited this place.
The ‘Aotearoa Northland Maori’
Relating their verbal legends of old
complementing one’s majestic stance
here in the wilderness, a place where
the ancient Gods of Olympus would feel at home.
Here! I also stand in awe of you ‘Manaia’ guardian of the bay,
you with your shadowy creation which intimidates the serene waters
of the Pacific Ocean, lying dormant below.
Mortified crag laden face appearing to cry out
for assistance to the wayward breeze,
that it may hasten the removal of the ghostly grey veil,
compounded precariously within your stony crown, only then,
permitting the radiance of the brand new day to 
cast out the lingering nocturnal shadows,
exposing all that surrounds your
‘Monolithic presence’

© Harry J Horsman 19/6/2013  

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  1. Date: 7/18/2013 11:01:00 PM
    HARRY, you wrote a lovely summer day's poem.... congrats... SKAT

  1. Date: 7/15/2013 10:36:00 AM
    Interesting poem of a summer day Harry. Congrats on your fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 6:05:00 PM
    a nice summer day write... congrats... :-)... always & forever.... PD

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 12:46:00 PM
    Congratulations on a wonderful win, Harry! Hope you're doing well! And thank you for the bit of historyand geo told in your poem..very interesting. Have a good week, my friend.

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 11:49:00 AM
    Congrats on your win, my sweet friend. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 7/13/2013 11:19:00 PM
    many congrats Harry on your win in my "Summer" contest

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 11:59:00 PM
    harry, I love when you write this way. Truly you do your best in this kind of a prose style. It allows you to really express everything so elegantly!

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 1:00:00 AM
    This is great lines up there harry ;} I went to five different poems of yours I already read. I read your bio,, nice ;}

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 11:00:00 AM
    It's beautiful presentation about Mount Manaia's huge rock's monolith where surrounding is such that inner monolithic is felt present. Excellently done, my sweet friend. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 4:19:00 AM
    Harry its a wow for me. Really enjoyed reading Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 11:40:00 PM
    Harry, you employed such lush imagery to help weave together this enchanting poem. Adding in the lines about the Gods of Olympus works well, paralleling and layering the mythologies, instead of unstitching them. Well done, old boy, I am impressed.

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 6:09:00 AM
    A beautiful inspiring tribute to an ancient people. Love it

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 11:50:00 PM
    It conjures fantastic images harry , you are so masterful at free verse xx

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 7:09:00 PM
    I wanna go...I wanna see...sounds so wonderful... Harry...