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A Mountain's Wishes
by Gianetta Ellis

Sunday, June 19, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Scaling the craggy idea of
“not yet,”
she feels the groundswell ~
 
the inevitable assembly
of yesterday’s imaginings
pulsing within the underpass.
 
She feels a low, rising hum ~
 
an uncomfortable ache,
a provocative pull and
upward press;
 
willful inflammation,
distended intention,
a need for rupture;
 
an inhale deeply held
and, yes, it stills the ‘scape, but feels
 
like pain ~
 
like a willow-killing frost
that slows a season’s breath.
 
She believes easy water lies
somewhere beyond alpine dreams,
and imagines herself
 
a sky island
 
high in retreat of memories cut
deeply in the relief of time and place.
 
For now, she is a mountain moved
by summer-warmed dalliance ~
her flora in-waiting
held safely within someday-color,
her face understanding the sun,
her shadowy recesses gathering all that is
 
“eventual…”
 
 
Gianetta Ellis © 2011 

 

 

 


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/9/2012
An honest soul sharing; a priceless gift, Gina. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Shedding Light 3/14/2012
How well you personified a mountain! Your mind is amazing. I miss you so very much...you are the greatest Gianetta!!!

Harold
Reviewed by Jerry Engler 10/7/2011
Wonderful analogy of natural imagery to personal growth and wellness, Gina. Your inner soul speaks through the description. "She believes easy water lies somewhere beyond alpine dreams,and imagines herself." Doesn't that describe the heart of the true poet?....Jerry
Reviewed by Jon Willey 7/10/2011
Gina, this is the test of inner growth. Realization of the culmination of a lifetime of fomenting the experiences, studies and reasoning that make us the complete persona ready to accept challenges and opportunities of every nature. Including our eventuality. There exists for me in your rendering the satisfaction that eventually envelopes us through the years of gathering empirical data in the art that is day to day living. Harmony whispers from every corner of our psyche with comforting reassurance. The mountain is at last in time with the rhythm of the earth. A masterful work bound for my library my dear friend. I bid you love and peace. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/23/2011
Glorious poetry written with an awakened heart!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 6/20/2011
Gina, I don't much care for the word awe, but I have to say
that I'm so happy to follow the growth of your, yes, awesome
poetic talent. -gene.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/20/2011
beautiful-peaceful--spiritual, i love it!
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 6/20/2011
Absolutely beautiful Gianetta.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by J.A. Aarntzen 6/20/2011
I love "sky island". What a wonderful image! The entire piece is sumptuous with topographic imagery that one cannot but be at the mercy of one's senses. You have such a way of translating a vision into its verbal counterpart. You keep on amazing me Gina.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 6/19/2011
Gina,
This is of the highest order,
the woman vulnerable and doubtful
reaching out for love and understanding.
Your fabric is magical.

John
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