In Response to Bill's Challenge: The Woman on the Mountaintop (Poem) by Manatita
This Poem is a Dedication to Bill and Bev for their unique Love and Beauty. Further acknowledgements below.
The Woman on the Mountaintop
At Pinnacle Peak,
At the zenith of the Cascade Mountains,
The river of life flows upwards.
The virgin dawn springs forth,
To the sanctity of the forest trails.
All around is wonder;
The resonance of the valley,
Evokes a sweet tranquillity in my heart.
It was here that I was first enchanted,
By the inner melody of nature’s flow
--The spirit of cosmic grandeur.
On that glorious day, the majestic effulgence,
Of ‘the woman on the mountaintop,’
Augmented all this beauty; this wondrous Light.
There she stood, hands folded above her head,
Looking upwards and inwards,
As one cascading visions to the Infinite.
An epitome of God-like grace;
With the sweet naiveté of a child,
She reached out to the azure sky;
The formation of pure white clouds.
Slowly, she sang and danced her way into my dreams:
A beacon of hope for tomorrow’s sunrise;
A gatekeeper’s lantern for my kernel of Light,
To arrive safely home.
Yes! This chiselled frame;
This personification of decorum,
Seemed to offer and receive, enraptured,
By the magnificence of her Soul.
This blue infinity, this hallowed ground
Where on she stood,
Lifted her up in contemplation;
Harvested freedom, an innate longing
For the splendour of Its Love.
I still see her, playing with sunflowers,
Feeling the fauna beneath her feet;
Sprinkling water to the young fawns of childbirth.
As for me, I feel an intense yearning in my core;
Weep with ‘the woman on the mountaintop;’
Lapping on the wings of infinity,
To find my true Source.
-Manatita, Bard of Solace, November, 2nd, 2014, Heidelberg, Germany. © Copyrighted.
Bill tells us that this Hub was inspired by Ann's own Challenge included here:
THE RICHNESS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: What does it Mean to You as a Writer? Learn it Well; Use it to
Indeed he said that he was 'blown away' by it. Ann is an excellent writer and a noble Soul, and well worth reading:
I note that some really good writers have contributed to this challenge also. I commend you all, and now include the first of my humble inputs. In Joy and Light.