Mountain

I spent my entire life looking up at this mountain.

Yearning to reach the summit.

Now that I'm here,

I look down with fondness

At the places I have come from

And long to relive the journey.

 

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Hazel ettridge

Tue 12th Mar 2019 09:40

Just noticed all the likes. Thank you for reading.

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Hazel ettridge

Tue 12th Mar 2019 09:38

Thank you Jason, Kate, Don.
I'm thinking about dogs, and how they run eagerly up and down a mountain path, then up and down again, with none of that sense that every step is an achievement and every step counts. I wish I could also let go of the notion that climbing mountains is hard work and inevitably a struggle - the notion that it's all about arriving at the top.

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Don Matthews

Tue 12th Mar 2019 07:44

They say the art of poetry is saying much in as few words as possible. Like here.

As you have also hinted, the journey is more important and rewarding. Not the arrival point.

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Mon 11th Mar 2019 20:17

I echo Jason. Wonderful Hazel. I can relate, though feel I'm struggling up the mountain sometimes.

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Jason Bayliss

Mon 11th Mar 2019 17:49

The perfect example of how to say a lot, without saying too much.

Really like this Hazel.

J. x

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