Friday, March 27, 2015

Mountain Time ~

The long hours come and pass away 
A hundred years are as a day _
In mountain solitudes like these 
Where stand the ancient lonely trees _
That have survived so many men
As kingdoms fall and rise again.

The thunder of an avalanche 
A squirrel chattering on a branch _
The canyon wren with plaintive call
The rain and whispering winds are all _
That break the silence of this place
Where I have lingered for a space.

To be a small, unnoticed part 
Near to a mountain's unspoiled heart _
And now I must return once more 
To houses where each has a door _
And windows one must lock 
And minutes dripping from a clock!
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"Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains." 
 -Jeffrey Rasley 

(photo was taken by my husband.)

56 comments:

  1. My dearest, Margie, I can always visit here for a breath of fresh air and words that fill my soul with wisdom and beauty.
    This post is absolutely lovely and that photo's simply breathtaking~

    Hugs & Love
    xoxoxo

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    1. Jan, dear lady, you are truly kind ... your lovely comment just made my day ... thank you so very much!
      I am so touched!

      Hugs & Love back .. xoxo

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  2. Oh how utterly magical!
    I would so, so, love to be here...soaking up all this beautiful solitude.
    And your words move me so deeply...I am drawn into Nature's rhythm...just like this amazing poem.
    Oh Margie...your are the greatest poet ever...:)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Love & Hugs
    xoxoxo

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    1. Dear Ygraine
      How sweet you are... I loved your comment and it made me feel such joy!
      To be called the 'greatest poet ever' Wow! Thank you so much ...but it hardly true but I thank you from the bottom of my heart for saying so!
      You are such a dear !

      I hope you are having a wonderful time traveling ..

      Love & Hugs to you
      xoxo

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  3. As always angel you take my breath away with your words with the beauty that you show in everything you see, are part of, you are a treasure, a poet. I love you, always xoxoxo
    Tell Handsome , Great Photo to accompany words of such beauty, you two make quite the beautiful team

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    1. Lorraine
      You too are a dear,( like Jan and Ygraine)
      Your lovely comment means so much and I truly thank you!

      I showed Handsome your comment and he smiled a cute little smile ..

      Love you xo xo

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  4. I could read on and on and ....

    Thanks for my morning cup of tea

    And this line stand out for me. "And minutes dripping from a clock!"

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    1. Hi Peaches
      Many thanks on the kind words ..
      Always so nice to see you here
      Smiles

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  5. Wonderful words based on mountain...

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    1. Thank you, Weekend-Windup
      I appreciate that!

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  6. Dear Margie,

    Your husband took a beautiful photo! Your poem is once again magical. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Linda, thank you dear for the kind words!
      They are greatly appreciated .
      And it always a pleasure to share ...xx

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  7. Beautiful poem and breathtaking photo! You find peace in the mountains.

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    1. Many thanks , Martha on the lovely comment!
      I so love the mountains .. peace abounds for me there!

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  8. Such piece in nature e always band I too have always been fascinated by mountains

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    1. Hi Vandana
      The mountains are my solace and where I find my greatest peace!
      Thanks for dropping by ... :o)

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  9. I think everyone loves mountains...:) they are so mysterious and magical....
    Your poem is lovely.
    I thank you for following...

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    1. bj ...thanks for the kind words ..
      Nice to see you here ...

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  10. I love your poetry - I always wonder what inspires you to create a certain piece and then of course i see the photo! It was simply beautiful Margie.

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    1. Hi Sandy,
      How very kind of you to say all that!
      I am truly touched ...thanks so very much dear Sandy ...

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  11. Beautiful photo and poem dear Margie, I always think if trees could talk the stories they could tell of years gone by.

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    1. Summer
      Many thanks ...
      I love tress and do talk to them ... LOL

      Hugs

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  12. Margie, you say incomparable things incomparably well, and your husband's photography skill is excellent. There is a studied ease in both photo and poem that is impressive and moving. Compliments to you both.

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    1. Geo, kind sir, your lovely comment made me smile and I love to smile so I truly thank you!
      I showed hubby your comment and he too smiled!

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  13. Beautiful expressions, Margie. I can feel the peace in your words. And the photo is exquisite.

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    1. Hi Faye
      It's such a great compliment to me to know you found peace in my words!
      Many thanks for sharing that!

      Bless you!

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  14. Wonderful,
    Thanks for sharing this place you have found to escape these manmade places we end up spending too much time, for such wonderful place for solitude..

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    1. Anthony,
      Thank you , so much for the kind words!

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  15. Margie: It's no wonder why you have so many of us following you with your thought provoking and beautiful writing--in this instance of time and seasons. I always enjoy my visits here! Hope your weekend is a beautiful one!!

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    1. How very kind of you,Michael ... many thanks ...
      Always a joy to see you here!

      My weekend was wonderful and I hope yours was as well ...

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  16. I agree with Micheal. Your words so simple and yet profound. I always feel free and peaceful out in His creation. Hugs to you gentle lady. :)

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    1. Oh, thanks so much dear Nikki .. you made me smile!

      Hugs back

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  17. I'll think of your poem as I gaze at my landscape, Margie. I seem to operate on mountain time! Still entertaining grands for spring breaks but thought I'd drop by and say "Hi."

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    1. Barb , so nice of you to drop by ...
      Hi ... have fun with those 'grand grands'

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  18. How epic and lovely. I think you've captured some of the power and majesty of nature with your words. Wonderful photograph by your husband too.

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    1. Lisa ,
      Thanks so much ... loved your words "epic and lovely'
      You are a dear ...

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  19. Mountains, the very heart of Nature, are highly inspirational.
    Your poem and your hubby's picture are proof of that.

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    1. Hi Duta
      Oh, thank you ,so much ...
      Always enjoy seeing you here!

      Hope you are doing well ..miss you blogging!

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  20. Mountains, the very heart of Nature, are highly inspirational.
    Your poem and your hubby's picture are proof of that.

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    1. Duta
      My hubby is quite a good photographer ... thank you!

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  21. Simply stunning Margie your words breathe life into the image, excellent :)

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    1. Hi Rose
      How nice to have you visit and I thank you so much for those very kind words ...

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  22. Another beautiful piece. The words that stood out to me for some reason were, "As kingdoms fall and rise again." - Maybe I'll know/understand why later. Always enjoy reading your words. xx

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    1. Hello Alexandra
      Many thanks on the lovely comment ...made me smile ..
      I am happy you enjoy my poetry ...xx

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  23. Enjoyed your poem, and the photo is beautiful.

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  24. This is so beautiful, Margie. I love it.

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    1. Daisy ,
      I loved that you loved my poem!
      Thanks so much!

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  25. Ah - you've really captured the beauty of the mountains.

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    1. ladyfi , nothing so beautiful to me as the mountains ..
      thank you for the visit and comment.

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  26. Many, many thanks to all of you that stopped and left a comment!
    It means so much that you took the time!
    I shall reply later in the week to all the comments!
    My granddaughter Rose is on her way over and we are heading to the park
    as soon as she gets here, it's the most beautiful ,magnificent spring day here and much to nice to be indoors!

    Wishing all of you a wonderful day!

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  27. The beauty you show is part of who you are....whoa what happened, I'm a blogger again....could...can ...it be?

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  28. Hey there "Out of Sight" Lorraine ..
    You always make me smile :)

    Yay to being a blogger again ... Yay , Yay!
    xo

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  29. So magical and beautiful ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

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bearing its own gifts ...
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