Our Pledge

The Mountains feel

love eternal,

 

Blessed are the valleys

for here we dwell,

 

Call out to the heavens

the stars and the sky as one

 

Contentment awards those

strong of body and mind

they who seek the truth

of life eternal,

 

We, who seek out life’s dreams

fulfill love’s commitments,

and seek the pathway through time,

We are one with Life….


27 December 1977. California.

Time Away

From the peaks fell the stones

into basins abyss

Their callings of anguish

echoed true – the last kiss

 

I read the words written

the sun lost to time

was fading so quietly

as my thoughts lost their wine

 

Embattled for ages lost

their armor need not rust

the ramparts graze the loft sky

In salvation, we put our trust

 

Observations, whispered tunes

feelings time forgot

The High Sierra goes to sleep

and I will savor that thought


3 September 1977 Split Mountain., High Sierra California