Of furry, fir-tree foliage
Bewooded, bewitched, Byzantine
Patterns of pebbled mosaics, austere
Variations of grey and white and green,
Where life clings by its root-tips to the thin
Dun-streaked pockets of lime-strewn loam. Linking
Arm-in-arm, along the crests and crevices, stand stern
Sylvan sentries, the god-appointed guardians of the peaks.