MOUNTAIN SCENE

Written by: daver austin

MOUNTAIN SCENE

In a distant cleft
Inaccessible
In that shadow region
Too steep
Even for mountain sheep
That’s where I now mentally wonder
Where I wander
Deep beneath the glacial flow
Where many an age ago
Some thin-skinned tropic beast
Perished in the slow advancing snow
Now the sculpted peaks surround
Like tomb markers that sky
Overlie that time so long gone by
And the valley copse of shrubbery
The boulders from one of which I spy
This awesome grandeur
Blithely push and weigh
A virgin landscape’s hopeful, bright new day