A Mountain Speaks
That distant valley
Was I...as a child
by James B. Earley
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18 Apr 2018 06:49
Beautiful is the sleeping mountain and beautiful is the poem describing it.
31 Mar 2016 01:07
Very inspiring write. I hope I could make one like this ;)
03 Jan 2010 03:34
This poem has many layers... I am very moved by your observations. I've probably seen that mountain [I was once a stewardess living in Burlingame]. We all are as grains of sand and together we form God's beach.
14 Jul 2009 12:49
I agree with all other comments....wordless more I clap...keep clapping...and...may my endless clapping reach that speaking mountain...special clapping for thoe last two lines....awesome
12 May 2009 07:08
There's a lot of benefit by reading this page. My heart is touched by the beautiful words and inspired me to write more good poems... and I also got to learn a bit of history and geography! ! ! Thanks a lot.10++++++ from me......
06 May 2009 09:04
what a beautiful write.................. you have truly spoken for the mountain....well penned
20 Feb 2009 11:24
oh yes, it is so and it is not so. what happened so long ago. i also have a sleeping lady. she lays between the blue of sky and sea. i will put it my poems, tomorrow just for you. amazing this time i did not vote and the comment area came to life. dunno. but love it. thanks for sharing
15 Oct 2008 05:03
a philosophical read, with profound thought weaved flawlessly
12 Sep 2008 12:53
Though beautifully concise, the vivid imagery speaks volumes. Excellent rendering of man's minute position in God's Timelessness.
23 Aug 2008 11:47
I read some of your poems...not only are they well written, they are also well- thought! It seems like in each poems, you reflect deeply on things and circumstances you encounter. Each of us have our own unique interpretations about poems. I hope my interpretation hits your own even a little. The mountain speaks... it has spoken to you during your quiet times. As you gazed at the mountain's beauty, you began to think of your worth, your existence. At the end, you realized again that you are a mere speck of sand in the world... you may be insignificant to others but still, you are important to others no matter how few they are. I believe that God uses things and people to help and talk to us. Just think of how he used Mt. Talapaise to connect with you... By the way, thanks for your comment. God bless and take care.
18 Aug 2008 03:05
Very yrue my friend man is an insignificant speck in the vastness of creation
14 Aug 2008 11:34
Dear Mr.James B.Earley It is very refreshing to read your cute poems. I think Mnt. Talapaise is really influencing your verses with her beauty and magnanimity. I read some of of your poems they are great. For your kind information I do not feel I am matured enough to write comments about your poems as my exprience is English literature is very minimal, I studied commerce and Law both subjects drains away one's artistic talents. So here I am posting my poems inroder to tease all of you. Greetings Satheesan rangorath
10 Aug 2008 06:37
This is truly a work of art.
01 Aug 2008 10:03
Beautiful meaningful write, James...in fact it is you who speaks here, the mountain responding to your words in your mind...10/10
28 Jul 2008 05:16
You speak like the father of our fathers, wise and grand but always at level. Written in such a way that one can hear your voice like a sunset coming up behind the mountain. My native lakota blood touched base here for a moment. Thank you.
28 Jul 2008 04:51
James! I'm gobsmacked! not only withy your poem, but with your poets notes! , you are saved as one of my favorite poets! thank you, regards Bob
21 Jul 2008 11:26
James what a beautifull and peacefull write, it is so filled with beauty and warmth.. This is absolutly wonderfull..... I am so glad I have read this..... You have a magnificent mind.... Bonnie
Shelley L Baxter-stanley
11 Jul 2008 01:58
James this is Beautiful! You reflect so well...and share your sightings so magnificently.....I Love the insight you weaved into this piece of art. Thanx so much for sharing with us............... ((smile)) Shelley
07 Jul 2008 01:43
You gave her a beautiful and spiritual voice. Wonderful poem.
17 Jun 2008 12:53
A very original thought-the reflections of a mountain which has been here before man and will be after. A good read. Kate