“The granite walls” #poem #poetry #verse #WritingCommunity

The granite walls 
Of the impassive mountain range 
A fortress in the midst of nowhere 
Rose aloft into yonder heavens 

Rugged of heart 
And inscrutable of countenance 
Ever remain these silent monoliths 
Stoics each one 
And proficient in endurance 

They leaned into the pale rays
Of a thin sun of diaphanous gauze
As its warming flames auroral 
Did flicker about their cold escarpments 
For them to warm and to restore 
In the brute cold of a vernal night
As it hovered patient 
At the edge of the horizon 
Where it awaited the clarion call from on high
For to denote the changeover diurnal 
When darkness to light does turn
And slumber is forgot awhile
~ d.a.simpson ~

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30 thoughts on ““The granite walls” #poem #poetry #verse #WritingCommunity

  1. Oh thank you!
    I’m absolutely delighted that this poem resonated with you!
    And I’m truly thrilled to have my poem featured by you here. I’m very grateful indeed to you for your encouraging support and for sharing my poem.
    I’m also overjoyed to see so very many poets both known to me and new ones whose works and pages I can now follow thanks to you kindness.
    Many blessings always!


  2. Thank you!
    I’m glad that this poem resonated with you!
    The weather here causes/necessitates stoicism in people and the whole of creation. Which I’m sure can be said of many places around the world too. ❤🌹


  3. This is just a treat to the senses. It has this sense of mystery and fantasy, probably becuase of the use of such wonderful vocabulary. The quaint rhythm is truly unique. I absolutely adore this piece.

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