Mountain Conqueror

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    Mountain Conqueror

    The steep climb
    of the mountain
    before me
    exhausts me.

    The peak viewed
    of the mountain
    before me
    excites me.

    The steppes taken
    toward the mountain
    before me
    surprise me.

    The trails followed
    up the mountain
    before me
    confuse me.

    Exhausted,
    excited,
    surprised,
    confused,
    I ascend
    step by step
    I conquer
    fear by fear
    I crest
    level by level
    until I summit.

    On the top
    of the mountain
    astride its peak
    the view backward speaks
    and attempts to teach
    what I could not know
    from the view below.

    The mountain before me,
    the twisted trails,
    the steep steppes,
    the slippery slopes,
    all created in me
    a conqueror of mountains.

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    ivecute77 commented on Mountain Conqueror

    11-24-2008

    great easy flowing and makes me want to climb a mountain.

    In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

    Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

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