Mountain! A Poem in Four Parts . by Alice B. Clagett

Written in the years 2000 and 2002; published on 1 January 2019; republished on 16 December 2020

Image: “Cliff and Chaparral,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2012, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Cliff and Chaparral,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2012, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

MOUNTAIN!
A POEM IN FOUR PARTS
by Alice B. Clagett

Rustic Canyon Trail:
Three Poems
(Summer 2000)

These mountains
pour me out
into the sunset …

Like a rose-colored quilt,
sunset spills down
upon this mountain fastness …

Brisk mountain walls
unfold into the sunset.

. . . . .

Approaching Tapia Subunit,
Malibu Creek State Park
(Summer 2000)

Wind blows.

The dappled shade of trees flirts with the asphalt

And my heart has lost its way.

Shall we rest
. . . . . amongst these whispering bells of grass?

. . . . .

At Whitney Portal
(October 2000)

Heart’s rest …

Listen to the high far keening of the stars!

. . . . .

In Topanga Canyon
(Winter 2002)

In January
white Ceanothus clouds
powder the mountains
with soft promise.

. . . . .

Image: “Chamise,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Chamise,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

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Alice B. Clagett


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