...from First Mother

Aaaaaaaaaaah! After being completely stunned and overwhelmed from this view of Mt. Rainier from First Mother Mountain, I said nothing!
After stumbling back down to my vehicle at Mowich Lake, I scribbled down the following words:

Maintaining sight of jagged horizons,
Celestial light illuuminates her face.
Her substance surpasses her environs.
Her image impregnates my inner-space.

Snowblind spectacle? Her eyes close
As my boots bounce upon her steep glacier.
Tall timber grows at the end of her toes...
Bringing life to the canvas of Nature.

The goshawk captures the prey of the day,
That lies beneath the silence of her snow.
I come here to toss my madness away...
As the seeds of my wisdom start to grow.

Photo & poem by lcarreau (June 14, 1984)


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Diveria - Feb 8, 2008 5:50 am - Voted 10/10

Sometimes mountains...

hit the soul of the little men roaming on their flanks to the point that their image remains carved in the soul.
That's the reason why you should never ask your self why you hike or climb or scramble above mountains.
Never ask! just go, the anwser is there!


lcarreau - Feb 8, 2008 8:15 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Yes...

This is the image that lives in souls of men.
It is a mirror of the wilderness, and
sometimes you will see yourself in that
mirror. Then, you must have the courage
to turn around, and go back to the CITY
or SOCIETY where you earn your living or
find PEACE among your neighbors. Some
people NEVER find peace among their
neighbors, and that is WHY they are
always in the MOUNTAINS. But don't worry,
my friend. SOMEDAY... the Society of Man
will turn to sand, and only the mountains
will remain standing in the distance.


Diveria - Feb 8, 2008 6:01 am - Voted 10/10


season was? Spring?


lcarreau - Feb 8, 2008 8:21 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Which...

Yes, it is Spring, the most beautiful time
of the year. When the snows are melting, the
frogs are hopping and the deer are running.


Diveria - Feb 8, 2008 9:21 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Which...

I love the contrast between the grass already green in the meadowes below and the large amount of snow still present on the higher slopes, spring is powerfull in mountain!


lcarreau - Feb 8, 2008 9:38 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Yes ...

And the entire mountain is powerful.
For some reason, GREEN is not showing up
good in my photos. I will try to capture
more green in my images. Thanks, Marco!!!


Diveria - Feb 8, 2008 10:14 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Yes ...

thanks to you for sharing this photo and your poem Larry!

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