Tuesday, August 17, 2010

July Selection #3

July Selection #3

May Lake

Many thousands of feet up
the granite face

granite fissured, wrinkled, thrusting, scaling,
strewn with scree

marmots peek from crevices
unseen grouse whump whump
curious birds observe
a gasping climber

color nears its limit -
blue, green, about to burst into flame
into something new
in the thin air

rivulets rush through wet green chinks
thronging with stings

in sloping scree a single tree burns green
against impossible blue
and nothing else

in brilliant wind one heart carries its mountain
no less
nothing more

distant waterfall roar

Deanna Hopper

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