Mountain Dance


Soft white kisses from above

flirt with the mountain below

sending love letter shadows

to dance down its slopes



But when blue sky is banished

and electric air excites

only then is the mountain tempted

to take up the dance


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For it requires a heavy hand

to stir strong stone

enfolding sharp edges

in shimmering dark skirts



While rumbles from above

awaken a deep ache

the mountain smiles

as clouds swirl


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And when twilight endears

the lovers depart

under the sterling gaze

of a setting star