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A Poem by RobertRonnow


Author: RobertRonnow
Created: November 06, 2015 at 07:25 am
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: Free Verse | Writing | General/Other
Upload Stats: 5 Stars by 2 users with 2 comments and 178 views

Under Mummy Mountain  

Aspen, ponderosa pine, blue spruce
pink glacier-cut rock, scree, ravens
gray jay, peregrine falcon, hawk.

We climb to 11,000 feet in three days,
camp at Lawn Lake for three days. Alpine
tundra. Elk, bighorn sheep, marmot.

Tileston Meadows, ticks in grass,
rock face of Mummy Mountain.
Binoculars show pink cracks in gray rock.

Stoke gas stoves, play cards.
Boil water, set up tarps, lay out
sleeping bags, hang bear bag.

Watch crescent moon slice into
Fairchild Mountain. Moonlight
makes a mosque of the rocks.

Yellow aspen splash in dark green
spruce and pine. Gullies where streams
slash during spring snowmelt.

One rock, feather or flower worth
more than money. Need no wallet,
keys. Just clothes for fur.

All day climb toward saddle to see
what's on other side. One hawk floating
among bare peaks and over valleys.

Wind at 13,000 feet
turns to sleet. Turn back from peak,
take boulders two at a time down.

Winter moves into mountains.
Then we fly from Denver to New York
where it's still summer.


© RobertRonnow - all rights reserved

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ALEXJLOCKWOOD
November 06, 2015
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I would love to visit Macchu Picchu in Peru, which is at about that altitude. But I don't think that's a realistic prospect somehow. So I will enjoy the scenery of your poem from its lofty height. And the Eagle's Eye View from there
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a112yearoldman
November 06, 2015
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Fascinating look
At a place I have never seen, nor possible I ever will. Thank you for all the wonderful pictures!
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