Wednesday, June 21, 2017

"Mountain Music"


Mountain Music

Snowballs sprinkle the valley,
soft breezes caress one's brow,
and to my eye, mountains with shoulders hunched
protect simple joys
that wind along the French Broad, gravel roads,
and the few true country stores yet to be found.

Weekend plans of leisurely hike pushed aside
as Jesus is coming this side of June -
Grandfather's meadows will overflow
as he hails evangelist, sermon, and song.

And I will linger upon my porch,
perhaps surrounded by an evening fog,
wrapped in solitude, homespun quilt, comfort & sounds
only a small mountain town can offer.

by Margaret Bednar, June 21, 2017

I haven't hiked Grandfather Mountain yet this year - was thinking of this weekend but it truly will be crowded there as Billy Graham's daughter will be the evangelist for this year's "Singing on the Mountain" event.  

5 comments:

Samyuktha Jayaprakash said...

So tranquil :)
I loved with shoulders hunched
and
wrapped in solitude, homespun quilt, comfort & sounds
took me right into the heart of the small mountain.

Kerry O'Connor said...

You create an idyllic scene, Margaret.

Martin Kloess said...

Grandfather Mountain is calling to someone's heart.

kaykuala said...

And I will linger upon my porch,
perhaps surrounded by an evening fog,
wrapped in solitude, homespun quilt, comfort & sounds
only a small mountain town can offer.

This last stanza resonates, Marge! One can never get the same tranquillity of a small town living in big nasty urban centres. Very true!

Hank

Amrit Sinha said...

This is beautifully scenic. The porch is the perfect place to be adored by the fog :D