From the crest of a mountain beneath me
A beautiful vista I see,
Whichever direction I’m looking
Whether rainforest, farmland or sea.
There’s a feeling of anticipation,
There’s a gladness that nourishes soul,
And that feeling defies explanation
But you sense that you’re a part of a whole.
Down there in a vale less appealing
There are people who never climb up,
So they never experience the feeling,
On the nectar of life never sup.
And they live out their lives without meaning
‘cause they’ve never desired to climb high,
They prefer their experience demeaning
To potential as grand as the sky.
Come journey with me to my mountain
And I’ll share my grand vista with you,
Let your vision burst forth like a fountain
As we join with the fortunate few.
“© Copyright Ian Grice 2011” all rights reserved
2 thoughts on “Climbing the Mountain – Poem”
Nice poem…love the photo of the mountainscape!
Thank you. I extracted that from a picture of the Himalayas we got when we visited Nepal last in 1985