My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

March 8, 2011 “mountain moment”





“mountain moment”



we stood

together gazing

the valley below us

across the railing

by the side of the road

the worn wood railing

from countless others

who had stood gazing

brushing against the wood

wearing it smooth

the forest stretched out beneath them

verdant, vital

tumbling in folds down to the sea

ageless, rolling eternally, imperceptibly

back down to the sea from whence it came


we stood

hand in hand gazing

breathing in the fragrant air

sweet exhalations

of trees




and tinkling gurgling streams

the breath of the mountain

hot and vigorous on our faces…

and in our ears the sounds

of a million voices

flora and fauna

softly playing on the rising breeze

the song of the mountain

your hand squeezes mine

as I lean to your shoulder

swaying to music more felt than heard

more a state of mind than notes in time

the hot yellow sun

the soothing blue sky

the billowing white clouds

and you

and I

in the warm green sea of the mountain

we stood together

in one perfect, timeless moment

gazing into each others eyes


©tlh 3/8/11

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7 responses

  1. Sam373

    I saw your Avatar and my heart smiled…I was not disappointed. I felt as if I was there! Oh kindred Spirit, I thuak God for thee.

    March 8, 2011 at 5:13 am

    • I’m sincerely happy that you liked this piece…Thank You.

      March 10, 2011 at 5:44 am

  2. Truly, truly lovely. It brought back the moments on my grandparent’s farm just staring out into the foothills overwhelmed by their wildness.

    Bravo … D.

    March 8, 2011 at 7:24 am

    • Thanks, D. I’m glad it brought fond memories to mind 🙂

      March 10, 2011 at 5:41 am

  3. This is a superb capture of a scene and special emotional moment…kudos.

    March 8, 2011 at 8:42 am

    • Thank you, Charles, for sticking with me, I truly appreciate it; your comments are always inspiring.

      March 10, 2011 at 5:43 am

  4. Janessa

    I feel like I’ve experienced that. I loved the line about the music, more felt than heard. This made me happy and sad all at the same time. You perfectly captured a moment, and I am thankful that you did.

    April 4, 2011 at 4:11 pm

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