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The Mountain of Fire

Updated on June 9, 2012

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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    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

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

    • IsadorasThought profile image


      6 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.

    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      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.

    • IsadorasThought profile image


      6 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.

    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      acaetnna Welcome as ever

      your soft sounds

      clicking only

      but silent to my eyes

      greet this work

      with a grateful sigh

    • acaetnna profile image


      6 years ago from Guildford

      Brilliant - thank you!

    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

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

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      6 years ago from Reno NV

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

    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

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

    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      arb Thank you my friend. I appreciate that.

    • Mhatter99 profile image

      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this interesting insight

    • arb profile image


      6 years ago from oregon

      Extraordinary write! voted up and across


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