Distant majestic mountains,
intimidating mass of rocks.
Go around or journey over?
A menacing challenge.
A delightful pleasure.
Colorful meadow flowers,
scent of pine,
crisp air, tease the senses.
Brilliant light dances
across water and snow.
A gift of remote peace and tranquility.
witnessing people who come and go
to their chipped but resolute rocky shoulders.
impassive to activity on their slopes,
people, smaller than ants, disappearing
in their crags and crevices.
power contained deep within
give glory with their presence.