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In the Tetons

by Leonard M Hawkes

Dwarfed by the sheer
Massive grandeur of peaks;
Inconsequential in the vastness,
Sterile sameness,
The grey-white,
Barren immensity of
Alpine reality:

And yet it is I who sees,
Who hears, who feels,
Who Knows, recognizes,
Reads the spiritual poetry
Of the mountains—

Absorbed in glory--witnessing
The Exultation In The Highest.

02/16/2012

Author's Note: Transcendental.

Posted on 02/16/2012
Copyright © 2021 Leonard M Hawkes

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by George Hoerner on 02/16/12 at 08:25 PM

Your eyes have fallen upon my favorite mountains and you see the result. For me it was love at first sight. For a year and a half I woke up in Star Valey and looke directly into Bridger Teton range. Beauty at the best. Nice write Leonard.

Posted by Jody Pratt on 02/16/12 at 09:51 PM

The vastness and immensity can surely be felt in this piece. I feel I am looking over an endless enormity. Makes me want to visit the Rockies again soon.

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