Friday, May 07, 2010

what do you see...

looking
at the mountain
from the top down,
the bottom up
or from across the valley?
point of view changes
the picture
but it
does not change the mountain.

13 comments:

Michael Morse said...

Very good, o wise one...

boneman said...

does the mountain need changing?

Jean said...

thank you, Lt.

Berry, no.

Froth said...

This poem describes several things I've been dealing with. Oh, not like "dealing with" but just, it's a very astute statement you've made.

Sometimes one must embrace the beach to tell the mountain to, well, get on with your happy self.

Jean said...

Kim, my dear, you are the astute one.

foam said...

no, the mountain does not change.

and isn't it so worth it to view it from different perspectives?


of course, nature can change a mountain. but that's nature.

what's sad is when humans change the mountain.
i was thinking of mountain top removal coal mining ..

Jean said...

Foam, we humans cannot seem to leave well enough alone.
You would be one to know about all those mountain views ;-)

J Cosmo Newbery said...

So what you are saying is that mountains are insensitive bastards who refuse to recognise our viewpoint. Yes?

Jean said...

ha...JCN, I think they laugh at our attempts to reshape everything to our selfish imagination.

Doom said...

Or, as I like to say if not at poetically or well... I am.

So too you, the mountain, and all?

I think so.

Jean said...

Doom, I fully agree!

kdzu said...

I think in the end, when people are looking back to put me in perspective, I'd rather be known as the mountain than the scenery which can change with the day and the seasons.
Hopefully they can appreciate the day to day small changes and the different coats to suit the seasons, but admire me also for the unchangeable bedrock.

Jean said...

I have no doubt that people already think that.