Max Reif

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(03new!) Beyond the Hills


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.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Edited: Tuesday, March 01, 2011

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  • Rookie - 110 Points 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

  • Rookie 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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