Standing on a hill in the mountain of dreams

For the first line I must give thanks to Messrs Plant, Page, Jones and Bonham. I just hope the rest of the poem lives up to it’s illustrious beginning.

Standing on a hill in the mountain of dreams
Taking in the view comparing the possibilities
Pondering which path to walk and where it ends
The inviting climb upwards away to a new life

This hill stands small among the mountains
The path that led me here so easy to retrace
But for me new dreams fill me with desires
To leave this old life behind for others to follow

As I leave the hill behind and start the climb
I feel the heady warmth of sunlight on my back
A break in the clouds brings relief to my soul
Natures smile feeds me for the long walk ahead

Where my chosen path leads to nobody knows
Follow it I must else dreams will fade to dust
Let my dreams be my guide over rocky paths
To reach a new summit and find my reverie

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  1. Lovely.
    Oh, I love the climbing and mountain imagery.

    Coincidence – I’m just about to finish “Three Cups of Tea”- true story of a man who fails to climb K2 and ends up building schools in Pakistan. Variations on a theme.

    Happy New Year!

  2. Thanks Bex.
    The imagery was brought on by the words of the song, though the song has a very different context to the thoughts I had, the line “Standing on a hill in the mountain of dreams” is towards the end of the song yet it always conjurers up the imagery I wrote about. If you happen to have Led Zeppelin IV around take a listen to “Going To California”, it’s a beautiful song.

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