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The Mountains Are Calling

From pine-scented forests, past boulders and streams, To clear lakes encircled by murals and dreams Where bright clouds emblazon a warm azure sky, A trail through the mountains is one I must try. When bluebells stop blooming and nighttime grows cold, The breeze makes the aspen trees shimmer with gold. The chirp of the pika is scarce to be heard; The eerie elk-bugle is now the watchword. The sounds and their season soon snuffed out by snow, The silky white peaks wear a pink, sensual glow At sunrise when raw arctic blasts turn serene, Inviting to view how they’ve sculpted the scene. As ice turns to water and lush green arrives, The crags reappear and new wildlife thrives. Soon streamlets will gurgle and columbines grow; The mountains are calling and I must go.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 12/29/2018 5:00:00 PM
I so enjoy your poetry, Ed. You've combined rhythm, rhyme and content so beautifully in this poem. Congratulations on your success in the contest.
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Ed Morris
Date: 12/29/2018 5:26:00 PM
Thank you for your very kind words, Wendy.
Date: 12/29/2018 11:38:00 AM
Ed, congrats on your win on mile 5 of my 2019 Poetry Marathon contest. Your choice of words is wonderful and vividly paints the transforming scene in our mind's eye. I am following you so I can read more of your poetry. ~Mark
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Ed Morris
Date: 12/29/2018 11:52:00 AM
Thank you, Mark.
Date: 12/29/2018 10:35:00 AM
Beautiful meter. Congrats on your win.
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Ed Morris
Date: 12/29/2018 11:09:00 AM
Thank you, Dale.
Date: 12/29/2018 10:26:00 AM
You describe each season so well in your poem that it makes me wish I lived near them, Ed. Congratulations on your win in Mark's contest! Best wishes, Carolyn
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Date: 12/29/2018 11:09:00 AM
Thanks, Carolyn. I love living less than an hour away from the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Colorado. :-)