White Spine Mountain

Backbone of the world

feather and spine rock

white mountains bridge

arching downward to stars

 

Place of the great mountain,

I turn to your turquoise

in a necklace of rivers

returning sight to the blind

 

You come from where lava flows

and pink blooms on your banks

in the wake of your thunder

in feather and bone

 

Traversing your old back

and making home in your rib valleys–

Mother! Enfold me in crevasses

unseen by the road

 

In the great places

where sky bends down to dust

I wake up in you, grey mountain,

green pine

 

 

photo by Lachlanj5 

CC0 Public Domain

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