[ pictures | prose | flashes of awe ] by Mike Yost

Posts tagged “Mountains

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We Are As Clouds

We are as brief as clouds

Adrift and deeply wounded

We shed cold tears upon the surface of ancient rock

Carving ravines into the face of the Earth with our lament

To then vanish like smoke, tumbling and spiraling beneath a burning sun

 

© Mike Yost


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No Vacancy (Unless You’re a Bat)

 

 

 

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Clouds without Chaos

© Mike Yost


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a lonely road brightened by a far-flung star

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Vast

The Earth slowly turns its back
On a distant, dancing Sun

While serpentine winds
Drag clouds into oblivion

The weight of the sky
Fading black
Feels heavier

Feet held to rock beneath
I stretch my hands above
Eyes closed
Falling into the vast

© Mike Yost


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. . . and for whom?

“Over the river, the shining moon; in the pine trees, sighing wind;
All night long so tranquil-why? And for whom?”
-Hsuan Chueh

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Wandering Within

“Not all those who wander are lost.”
-Tolkien

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Let it Settle

© Mike Yost


From Afar

Photograph copyright Mike Yost 2017


Sinking into the Sky

Photograph copyright Mike Yost 2017