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The Mountain Road

Rating: 3.7

COMING down the mountain road
Light of heart and all alone,
I caught from every rill that flowed
A rapture of its own.

Heart and mind sang on together,
Rhymes began to meet and run
In the windy mountain weather
And the winter sun.

Clad in freshest light and sweet
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A moment of joy bliss experienced in travel and an instant of appreciating layers of nature infusing soul and senses. Also in agreement with Michael, the article in the final line is not needed. Coming down the mountain road earth and I were kin. Is a stronger line. A beautiful poem with nice imagery to contemplate.

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Michael Morgan 18 July 2012

I personally would have omitted the article in the final line. Its inclusion mars the meter. This fact is important only if you like meter. MM

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Michael Morgan 18 July 2012

Has good use of vowel sounds. March time captures the rhythm of walking. Very nice, readable, poem which is not as simple as it seems. MM

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Without feeling, I was carried along in a mesmerizing walk. Its a nice touching poem worth again and again.

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Stephen W 18 July 2014

Don't agree that final 'The' should be omitted. Perhaps 'The Earth' would have been clearer: -) It's a very beautiful poem. The author is long dead, so needs no encouragement from us.

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Sue Ann Simar 18 July 2013

Agreed with TGC and MM below regarding final line. Hard to write this kind of poem and avoid both cliche and kind of senseless rhyme for the sake of rhyme. You did a good job.

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Joseph Poewhit 18 July 2013

Sort of felt like being in the wagon.

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Prasanna Kumari 20 July 2012

really beautiful....no i can say enchanting bringing out all the beauty of nature through your words..

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