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.



Filed under General Poetry

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:

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

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