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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Mountain Morning



Beside the riverbanks early spring fields stretch in the dawn
Gently caressing the base of distant hills rising with the day
Early morning sunlight creeps across hues of green and brown
Casting shadows in the earth and sparkling with dew

Whilst on the horizon, shrouded still in winter blankets
The tips of mighty mountains peer down upon the valley
Dominating the skyline providing a boundary for their realm
Walls of ice line the path like clansmen protecting their chief

Sentinels standing firm in the cold mountain air of the highlands
Guarding the black chasm that cuts through the landscape
Slicing it’s path ever upwards towards the distant frozen peak
Gazing down icily as the highland glen begins another perfect day

© Fergus Martin
2013