The Mountain of Fire

Hark friend and lend an ear

strange a morn I have not repeated

when with a fellow

our toil repleat

greeting the fire giant in its turn

though not full arisen

its glory preceding

crashing and splashing

against the clouds

that day a thing most peculiar was seen

a concentration of celestial might

blighted one poor peak

and Vulcan smiled

from top yonder mount

throwing his cloak against the world

would not be long

when he would vanish

my fellow greedily took his loot

while I had not which

to catch the sight.

holding it to me

with equal care.

my apparatus insufficient

a sorry one

for my indiscretion

unprepared to meet this God

yet heard me me

a silent reminder

that I in pen and mind

had room enough

to share, capture

all I saw

giving it here with apt aplomb

even noting within me

something precious

a quiet thought

that yonder Prince saw me there

he saw my heart

in appreciative awe

that being enough

not a thing to share

with my fellow

who knew not what he did or why

So I held still

letting the glow distill in me

waiting for the moment

to share a bit here

bring a dove to you.



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arb 4 years ago from oregon

Extraordinary write! voted up and across


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this interesting insight


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago Author

arb Thank you my friend. I appreciate that.


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago Author

Mhatter99 I appreciate the read. If I might be so bold, what insight did you gain?


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

Peace to you this fine morning. a very enjoyable read. Jamie


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago Author

jhamann Peace be to you as well dear sir. I am glad you enjoyed.


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Brilliant - thank you!


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago Author

acaetnna Welcome as ever

your soft sounds

clicking only

but silent to my eyes

greet this work

with a grateful sigh


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IsadorasThought 4 years ago

Jaggedfrost, I am not sure if I am really paranoid or I really know what this poem is about ;) That's the thing about poetry, isn't it? Once it's gone "live", we (readers) can interpret it which and any way and the Author can't do much about it. The beauty and the curse of poetry.


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago Author

I did make a summery of this poem that is fairly honest lol. You are right though. If you see something different in it then I intended then there is nothing I can do about it. I give you leave though to think as you like. It feels better if I do that.


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IsadorasThought 4 years ago

There are summaries??? OK, I read the summary - I was waaaay off :) See, maybe this is why all your poems sound so close to me - I just interpret them so :)

Doesn't change the fact that they are brilliant.


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago Author

Nothing is quite as it seems but it helps most to discribe the top layer.

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