The mountains have long stood

The mountains have long stood

and guarded the plains,

while a thousand summer evenings

have sighed and slept.


They have seen children created

and homesteads blown away

by western winds

that through the valleys have swept.


They judge not

but they keep their faces to the light

and in the evening

they tenderly cradle the stars.


Young cattle grow restless

in the heat of the night

and flushed couples tumble

out of crowded bars.


I wonder about the secrets of yours

that they hold

as you lay down amid the debris

of another day’s labour.


When you feel tired

and your vigour grows old,

turn to the mountains

for they are always in your favour.

About Louise

3 thoughts on “The mountains have long stood

  1. I’m always happy to meet a fellow a minimalist! I’m so glad I stopped by your blog! Also, I just love your writing style! Looking forward to seeing what else you put out there, I’ll see you around! 🙂

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