high up the mountain is waiting

high up the weathered mountain is waiting

as you step-climb in adulation, anticipating

many footsteps have walked its ground

higher and higher looking for oneself found

clear blue air crystallizing your thoughts

free from all that made you distraught

Showy wood asters populate your ridges

As my spirit and you create new bridges

Jasper nestled below on your Earth

You invite us along with courage and mirth

Aster alpinus

Aster alpinus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

6 thoughts on “high up the mountain is waiting

  1. Mich Smith says:



  2. sachemspeaks says:

    John died far too young, foolish man, what a loss to we the people?
    That’s a native for you and I should know.


  3. Love your poem and the beautiful flower.


  4. Thanks, Judy! I was fortunate to be in Alberta this past August and my friend took me to Jasper to see the Canadian Rockies! So cool! Also saw an elk, goats and 3 bears!


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