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Symphony of Sense: A sonnet about the experiences of the senses on top of a mountain
Posted by Douglas, Jul 12, 2008. 3013 views. ID = 1477

Symphony of Sense

Posted by Douglas, Jul 12, 2008. 3013 views. ID = 1477
This post was written in 42 minutes.
After my last hike, I wrote Blueberries, but this is the poem I really wanted to write. I had to give up on fitting "blueberries" into an iambic meter, so it's just "wild mountain berries" instead.

Quatrain #1: An old perception
Quatrain #2: Silent contemplation
Quatrain #3: The missing sense
Couplet: The new perception
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This post is Part 9 of a writing series titled Stories and Poems About Mountains.

I once believed that there was naught more grand
Than sitting on a rocky ledge above,
And sharing views of distant peaks and lands,
With friends and family, both dear and loved.
While skittish clouds would dance with wild caprice,
In silence there we'd sit and contemplate
Exquisite wonders of this masterpiece
Of rock and soil and sky God did create.
Rejoice in sound and smell, in touch and sight,
Yet in the midst of pleasures so intense,
I missed the coda of a great delight -
A wild, Unfinished Symphony of Sense.
But here I've found wild mountain berries sweet,
And thus at last the symphony's complete.

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This post has been awarded 28 stars by 7 readers.
This post is Part 9 of a writing series titled Stories and Poems About Mountains. The next part of this series can be found here: The Blueberry Test.
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