Max Reif

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(03new!) Beyond The Hills - Poem by Max Reif

I gazed across the valley
at the mute, brown hills beyond,
dappled with dark, round, oaks,
that remind me of Africa's veld.

'What lies beyond you, hills? '
I asked, trying to peer
with imagination's eye
beyond and beyond and beyond,
into the heart of the world.

But the mist of my small, measured mind,
the haze of my limited life
grabbed onto the hills as I peered,
and I could not see beyond.


Comments about (03new!) Beyond The Hills by Max Reif

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (2/3/2016 3:51:00 AM)

    To see the works of nature. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Linda Hepner Linda Hepner (6/1/2007 7:14:00 PM)

    A short but beautiful glimpse into your mind and ours. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (5/30/2007 9:22:00 AM)

    Very poignant. This poem is a treasure. Take care.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Robert Howard (5/24/2007 7:19:00 PM)

    A beautiful and humble hymn of reconciation to the limits of our vision. (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover Ernestine Northover (5/24/2007 5:22:00 AM)

    A very stressful outlook Max, it is the idea of not knowing, that is so sad. A lovely write, slightly mournful in its way, but a delight to read.
    Loved it.
    love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • Alison Cassidy (5/23/2007 11:40:00 PM)

    A confession of your humanness Max and a very appealing one too. Perhaps the mute brown hills are enough. A thoughtful, humble write. Accessible and free from bullshit. love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 1, 2011


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