Good Morning, Mountains

I was there at daybreak when the mountains awoke . . .

(I began to worship, not them, but their Creator)

 

“They can’t wake up, and can’t sleep.”
“They are not alive,” you say.

Their existence is a type of life, to my way of thinking.
By my ascription, and by my regard, I bring them life,
And they receive it, even though I have only a
Miniscule understanding of their truest life.
A type of life that traditionally belongs to beings.
And if they are beings, certainly the most massive on the planet.
Certainly among the most majestic!

You may say, “Don’t anthropomorphize,” but why not?
Do they not have faces?
Ancient, craggy, faces?

Long-enduring, weathered faces?
Do they not have names?
Names of nobility, and of honor?
Flanks?
Sides?
Feet?
Do they not move, albeit imperceptibly?

Calm and unhurried?
They turn and roll and rise!
Don’t they shed their rocky skins?
And where is the heart of a mountain?
Deep, pressurized-miles within!

So . . .
At daybreak . . .
By myself, with my Lord Guide beside . . .
I rode down into the valley, 
And stood beside the racing, melt-swollen river.
The dim, misty, light of dawn lent a surreal feel to the scene.
We looked up Spruce Canyon, high into the peaks.
Surrounded by the Living Creation,
And watched the sun illuminate those peaks,
Whose eyes began to open and reflect hues of  yellow, orange, and pink.
Who lifted their heads and tipped their white nightcaps.
Whose chests were shrouded with blankets of clouds.
Who began to push those comforters downward towards their feet.
Who began to yawn and stretch in the yellow,
Downward-spreading warmth.

The feel was no longer surreal, but absolutely real!
Overwhelmingly, breathtakingly, real.

Making mental notes,
Fixing memories indelibly,

We rode on,
Up the valley to nestle among those great, revered, toes,
Wiggling in the morning canyon.

I was the only one there to see . . .
I was there at daybreak to see the mountains awake . . . 

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. My Father's Child
    Jun 24, 2017 @ 19:32:15

    Glorious! Beautiful!

    • Gloryteller
      Jul 23, 2017 @ 15:31:40

      What can I say but thanks again, I so appreciate your always being here for me. Knowing you visit here keeps me going! Blessings, cuz!

  2. meanlittleboy2
    Jun 24, 2017 @ 22:01:03

    Reblogged this on meanlittleboy2.

  3. Tracy Campbell
    Jun 25, 2017 @ 07:09:28

    Your descriptive words brought the majestic mountains that God created alive, Len! 😊

  4. Juli
    Jun 27, 2017 @ 10:39:02

    I wish i could be there with you, hugs Juli

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