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There Is Snow on the Mountain

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There Is Snow on the Mountain

Postby bupaje » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:51 am

There is snow on the mountain
it falls long on dancing waves
drapes shoulder in winter's ermine
shod feet with frost engraves

it tumbles swift down rolling hills
like herds of wooly sheep
cut loose from rooted majesty
its buttressed brow to leap

tiny body leaning back
cranes neck to see the top
eyes reflect the mountain's smile
small mouth then utters "Pop!"

from the sky a hand descends
child raises up and grips
giant fingers sure and warm
and laughing, out she skips

rumbled voice like thunder-speak
'ready to go?' he smiles
turns and pays the barber's fee
(who sweeps the hair strewn tiles)


[I wrote this a little while ago and was fiddling with it this morning. Figured I'd post it. It was sparked while looking in the mirror at the whitening hair on my big head and thinking 'there is snow on the mountain']




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