Sunday, April 5, 2015

Mountains are lessons in patience.


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Steep
but not unkind

a mountain
waits for me

eternal,
patient,

unfazed
by my fumbling
my missteps
scraping
against her
face

as I slipped
  again
and again

trying to find
my way.


13 comments:

Outlawyer said...

A very thoughtdul poem and great teacher-- thanks.

Debi Swim said...

It is a beautiful lesson on patience. I love "a mountain waits for me... unfazed
by my fumbling, my missteps"

Magaly Guerrero said...

Love the duality of this poem: the climbing must remember to keep at it, and the mountain must sit there... waiting for the climber to do her thing.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Love your title. I adore the patience of mountains. I like that you view the trail "steep, but not unkind", as you try to find your way. Loved this poem!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I like the way this looks on the page - puts me in mind of the mountain path you describe.

Stacy Lynn Mar said...

really enjoy the symbolism of a mountain as patience.

you are right. it is many stepped, some slippery...but eventually you will arrive.

so lovely.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

You had me at the title! And the poem fulfilled my expectations. I love the simplicity, which nevertheless says it all.

Ella said...

Wondrous view from your mountain~

grapeling said...

pace and observation - a fruitful joining, here ~

Ravenblack said...

Thanks for all your comments. :)

Susan said...

Oh, yes, indeed. Enlightening, this path and touching.

Liz Rice-Sosne said...

Beautiful words filled gentleness and kind beauty.

Ravenblack said...

Susan and Liz: thanks for your comments.