Heaven To Heaven

by Richard Davis

"And where could one find a more glorious place to die?'" John Muir's reply to his wife who was concerned about his safety on his trips alone into the mountains.

Heaven To Heaven

You're right John. If the last sound
one heard was the roar
of a mountain waterfall
or the call of a bald eagle piercing
the silence and solitude of a mountain morning,
if one's final view of this world
was snowfall from a cabin window
or a cluster of stars crowning
a mountain peak or the slowly
dying embers of a campfire,
what better way
to exit one heaven
and enter the next?


Posted on 02/06/2010
Copyright © 2023 Richard Davis

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Joe Cramer on 02/06/10 at 06:07 PM

... brilliant.....

Posted by Richard Colinson on 02/06/10 at 09:49 PM

Great! This poem makes me miss the mountains.

Posted by Allison Smith on 02/06/10 at 10:08 PM

*contented sigh

Posted by Therese Elaine on 02/07/10 at 03:54 AM

You are quite right Richard...it is a most fitting and glorious place, if one must end their time on earth...and you've crafted a most fitting tribute to that.

Posted by Linda Fuller on 04/29/11 at 10:00 PM

Lovely...gave me a frisson.

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