Friday, 19 September 2014

Poem for Friday: 'A Mountain in Wales'

Imogen Schaal's poem, 'A Mountain in Wales', was a finalist in the 2014 Leonardo Poetry Competition.






Drown down sore eyes,
Mud pits, weather's wit
Legs we're dragging,
Bags we're hauling,
White is seeping
All around us, all around us.
Keep on trudging
Don't keep stopping,
Hail is stabbing
In our eyes,
Down our necks,
In our mouths,
All around us, all around us.
The day is dawning,
Night is falling,
Sight is lacking,
Light deceives us,
Shadows changing,
Sharp slippy rocks prevailing,
Cold impaling
All around us, all around us.
Back again,
Around a bend
Hold strong,
Don't slip,
Weather's wit,
In a cloud,
White is seeping,
All around us, all around us.
Keep on climbing,
Keep on trekking,
Don't fall behind,
Your life's depending.








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