Mountain – Susie Sweetland Garay

 
This mountain is
 
both older and wiser
 
then any other
 
I have walked on
 
and I am constantly
 
surprised by her.
 
 
One night, headlamps
 
switched off,
 
we happen to look up
 
and see the most
 
fantastical set of stars
 
in that clear sky (how
 
odd in this rainy season
 
for it to be clear) and
 
they make the darkness
 
more light then dark,
 
make goodbye sound
 
less final, and the
 
impossible like a thing
 
to be patient for.
 
 
How long mountain
 
have you been trying
 
to teach us? I ask,
 
but language cannot
 
do everything.
 
 
We dig to encounter both
 
darkness and treasure
 
as they are so often
 
tied to each other.
 
 
©2013 All rights belong with the Author.

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7 responses to “Mountain – Susie Sweetland Garay

  1. vishalbheeroo

    mysteriously brilliant poem:)

  2. I love the imagery, and yet it is more than imagery. It is unity with what is around us, a feeling that, yes, we do learn from the world about us even from an ageless mountain, perhaps especially from something so old.

  3. i wish i can write like you do….your words just makes me read and read and read and makes me smile at the end…btw, ive mentioned you on my post: http://maedetera.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/blogger-award/

  4. Thanks so much all! I am so glad you enjoyed reading 🙂

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