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Friday, 3 April 2020

ALPINE HEATHER


There is this mountain,
a gigantic peak in my head.

It's summit is often concealed by dense cloud
that relentlessly seeks to devour it.

Halfway up
there is a moss covered ledge

where I sit alone
in all weathers, all seasons -

a ritual of defiance
against bleak melancholy.

I forged you from the elements.
I breathed life into cold stone

that I knew would never return my love.
I took your indifference,

your cold rejection,
and cast it into the raging winds

like a restless spirit -
the howling, a Banshee in the dark.

I am all delusion,
all granite.

Like alpine heather in the wind,
I'm victim of my own resilience:

dying of a battered heart,
yet disgustingly, sickeningly, immortal.

50 comments:

  1. Thanks for your sharing 😊

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  2. You are welcome.😊😊
    And thank you so much for your visit!! xxx

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  3. Hi, Ygraine!
    Beautiful poems are always very hard to comment. I stand in awe.

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    1. Oh WOW, that us so kind...my sincerest thanks! 😊😊

      Have a great day!

      Hugs xxx

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  4. Even a mountain made of granite crumbles with time.
    No matter how strong we try to be or think we are in the process of life it only takes one hairline fracture to break us down.

    Beautifully written as only your talented mind and thoughts can create.

    Big Hugs and Much Love 💗❤💗❤💗❤💗

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    1. So very true, dearest Jan...strength is mostly just an illusion!
      Oh thank you so much...😊😊

      Sending you much love and hugs too ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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  5. So enjoy.. Had me wanting to be there experiencing the raging winds☺

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    1. My grateful thanks, Anthony...and I'm really happy you enjoyed! 😊😊

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  6. I am endlessly awed by your talent - which soars higher than any mountain.

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    1. Oh how kind...dear Sue...thank you so much!!😊😊

      Have a lovely day, my friend...and stay safe!

      Lots of love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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  7. That was beautifully written. I am in awe.

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    1. Oh WOW, you are so kind...thank you so much!😊😊

      Take care, and have a good day xxx

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  8. Love the image and your words.
    Thanks Yrgaine.

    Wishing you a good weekend ahead. I think many parts of the UK are going to have some sunny weather, especially on Sunday :)

    All the best Jan

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    1. Many thanks, Jan!😊😊

      Yes, such a gorgeous day today - you could almost believe things were back to normal...

      Enjoy your day...and stay safe!

      Hugs xxx

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  9. Un sereno fine settimana per te.

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    1. Thank you so much, Giancarlo!😊😊

      Have a great day...and stay safe!

      A Hug.

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  10. Have a nice weekend and take care dear Ygraine !!

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    1. You too, dearest Gloria...be safe!😊😊

      Love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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  11. Ygraine,
    As restless spirits, how can we continue to live in this endless quarantine, which only offers us solitude?
    We all live in the illusion of believing in the urgency of better days!
    No one dies anymore for lack of love from broken hearts ...
    Today we die of a cruel and invisible virus.
    Stay right at home!
    Many kisses!!!

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    1. Yes, this present crisis has certainly put everything else into perspective, hasn't it?!
      I guess there is some kind of a Grand Plan behind it all...but I can't help thinking of a human cull.🙁
      It is all very disturbing...
      I am only venturing out once a week, for food...but I do worry about you, being out there in danger every day.
      Please take care, my friend...

      Many Kisses xxx

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  12. That's truly a beautiful poem, Ygraine, my friend!

    I love when I can become one with my surroundings, to such a degree, where I'm unable to be seen by others.

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    1. Yes, that state of invisibility us truly exhilarating, isn't it?!
      Thank you so much, my friend...so glad you enjoyed!😊😊

      Blessings!

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    2. It truly is exhilarating, but now days I don't try to get too excited about anything whether it's from something that really good is taking place or something really bad that's happening, because when I get overly excited, it makes me feel agitated inside.

      Many blessings to you too my friend!

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    3. I agree, I am easily agitated by happenings around me. But I am working on that, as it does make me feel too unsettled.đŸ˜ŗ

      Blessings 😊😊

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  13. Beautiful! We need more beautiful poems and literature in general in those scary times! Stay safe everyone ☺

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    1. Oh you are so kind...my heartfelt thanks!😊😊

      Please take care and stay safe too...

      Hugs xxx

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  14. Another poem that contains many semantic levels: finding, oscillation, acceptance and hope. But most of all, it is important that it is a poem written in couplets. Because each couplet also symbolizes the union of two emotions.
    Dear Ygraine, thank you for everything.

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    1. Oh I really, really appreciate that, Yannis...thank you...so much!!
      And keep writing, my friend...your work is fantastic...😊😊

      Have a super day...and please stay safe.

      Hugs xxx

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  15. Hope you make it to the top. And stay safe.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you so much, Amalia!!😊😊
      Please stay safe too...
      and have a good day!

      Hugs xxx

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  16. Reading this reminds me of the tale of the soul remembering it's trials and hardships but knowing Spirit never dies AND Spirit/Intelligence/AllThatIs ...does not create these hardships only our lower minds but the Soul is that individuality through all time and space (and beyond) that endures it all and Love it all ..eventually. So hard to see the peaks through the clouds that seemingly surround it and whether or not you meant this, I felt truth in your poem. and Wow i love what you wrote.

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    1. You are pretty close to what was in my mind as I wrote, Sandy...it was quite difficult to translate those thoughts into words, so I just gave it my best shot!😉
      Oh thank you so much...I so appreciate that!!😊😊

      Have a great day.

      Hugs xxx

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  17. The View Is Crystal Clear And Worth Every Challenging Step Along The Way - Life Is Worth The Climb - A 360 Perspective Does A Mind Justice - Another Brilliant Poem Little L

    Cheers

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    1. The last time I actually climbed this mountain, it almost killed me!! Lol
      Many thanks...and so happy you enjoyed!😊😊

      Have a great Sunday, and please stay safe.

      Cheers!

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  18. a mighty piece of poetry again dear Ygraine

    multilayered and deeply sensitive ,this is strength and beauty of your expression that everyone can relate to it so strongly
    what a gift !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    last line made me shiver !
    sending you so much love ,hugs ,tons of healing energy and prayers my wonderful amazing talented friend!

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    1. Dearest Baili...oh you are so kind...thank you so, so much!😊😊
      I am really happy you enjoyed!!

      Have a lovely day...

      All my love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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  19. What a beautiful concept. Love this poem. WE ALL HAVE THIS MOUNTAIN OF THOUGHTS IN US



    Have a nice day
    Kinza Khushboo
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    1. Thank you so much...and I'm so happy you enjoyed!😊😊

      Have a lovely day xxx

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  20. Buongiorno e buon inizio settimana!

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    1. Thank you, Giancarlo!😊😊

      Have a super day...and stay safe.

      A Hug.

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  21. Beautiful imagery here. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Many thanks!😊😊
      Have a great day...and stay safe...

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  22. The mountain is one of the extraordinary creations of God, with the mountain, the balance of the earth is well preserved

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    1. I totally agree, Ibrahim... mountains inspire such awe in me...😊😊
      Many thanks!

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  23. Beautiful poetry also awakens all of us to be tough in living lives that are often not easily traversed.

    Good work, Ygraine 👍

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    1. Thank you so much, Himawan...I really appreciate that!😊😊👍

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  24. So beautifully written! Your soul sings through your words! Big Hugs!

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    1. Oh thank you, Sweetie... I'm so happy you enjoyed!!😊😊

      Much love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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