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Crown of Clouds

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Madame Chipmunk
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~Crown of Clouds~





Through twistings and turnings
of history and mystery
she remains
a steadfast sanctuary
shading and sheltering the valley below

her palatial dignity
clothed in emerald and rock
an arboreal asylum
she holds us in thrall

we've scaled her lofty slopes
and tried to capture her essence
through brush stroke and film

a commanding presence
looming resplendant
each day, she lifts her regal face
to kiss the heavens

adorned with a crown of clouds,
her majestic feet rest in silvery slippers of shale

her vast eminence graces the sylvan surrounds
resonating the grandeur and glory of creation
the mystery of history
lives on in
her magical crown of clouds
~



Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

[This message has been edited by Madame Chipmunk (11-16-2002 11:23 PM).]

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Lyra,
This is a beautiful painting, soft and subtle. Loved the color. Enjoyed.
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Lyra, this is beautiful!  I like the silvery slippers of shale...it took my thoughts from top to bottom....
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Thank you, sweet chipmunk cheeks. I needed a lift upwards today.
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Lyra, this is just magnificent and breathtaking both in written word and picture.

Huggles, Marti

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a lovely poem honoring splendid beauty! Well done!!

Whether on the shoal or on the shore,
I'll seek the lighthouse evermore.

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Sweet litlle Chippymunk, you have done it again....you've captured such great beauty in your words and your picture. So beautiful.
Thanks so much for sharing.

"Love makes the world go around"
~~with love and hugs from Ethel~~
                  

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This is so beautiful, Lyra! I hope you are feeling good today.
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a lovely poem to join the picture...did you take that photo?

hugs
M
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(does happy dance) Yay!!! Oh Lyra, I am humbled to have so many of the purple mountain majesties here in Colorado too, and even that the America song was written in Colorado too! (big hugggsssssss) This is wonderful, sweet friend, God Bless You, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Lyra, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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Ok Lady C....  Where in this world
could this place be?

Such splendor gracing our eyes
of such grandeur and great size
All of a mountain in this veil
at the top of the slippery shale..
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Lyra, this is absolutely breathtaking! Fantastic piece!
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Lyra

To be inspired so by nature's grandeur, brings your words to life in a very special way.  This is beautiful!  
Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks so much, Sy...  
This is nature in all of her glorious grandeur and I don't think there really are words to do her justice
~ loving rodent hugs

Lyra

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Thanks so much, Karilea...
I just had to get those slippers in there or her poor feet wouldv'e gotten cold.
~ loving hugs

Lyra

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Kacy... thanks so much for allowing me to help you up the mountain
~ loving chipmunk hugs

Lyra

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Thanks so much, Marti...
When I lived on the east coast, I never realized how beautiful mountains were because I saw them every day.  Now that I live where the land is flatter,  I appreciate their beauty a lot more than I used to
~ a mountain of hugs

Lyra

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Virginia... thanks so much for your reply...
I am in awe of nature's beauty
it inspires me to write
~ loving rodent hugs

Lyra

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Ethel... thanks so much for your very sweet words...
I don't think anything can compete with the beauty of nature
~ loving chipmunk hugs

Lyra

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Thanks so much, Sue...
I am feeling a bit better today,  I got some more sleep last night and that helped a lot
~ lots and lots of hugs

Lyra

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Maureen... thanks so much for your reply...
I didn't take that picture but I wish I could claim credit for it.
I got it from webshots... but the idea for the poem came from driving through the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee on vacation
~ mountains of hugs

Lyra

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Noah... thanks for your very kind words...
I think your mountains in Colorado are probably grander than the ones on the east coast... but all of nature is beautiful
~ loving rodent hugs

Lyra

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Barry... thanks for your reply...
I don't know where that picture was taken because I got it from webshots... but the poem is about the Great Smokey Mountains in Tennessee... We drove through them for a bit on vacation
~ chipmunk hugs from Michigan

Lyra

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Thank you so much, Denise... for that absolutely awesome compliment
~ loving chipmunk hugs

Lyra

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Thanks so much, Martie...
Nature is the perfect inspiration for poetry and I thank you for that wonderful compliment
~ mountains of hugs

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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