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  Fontana de Avalancia (with Al Swason)
by Jeff Mason
Sunday, February 15, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Another collaboration - from Team Mason and Swanson... or Swanson and Mason. :) (Avalanche's Fountain on Avalanche Mountain.)




A burnished breeze shall settle
from those forlorn winds
that grace Montana Avalancia

Stilted slopes that extend;
yawning --
covered
with burly snow:
Landscapes
of painfully beautiful
longing;

undefined wonderment protruding;
brandishing initmate knowledge --
always;
of your dreams'
lucid schemes --

That you have been guiding
beneath

The frost covered ground,
borne on subtle undercurrents --
in torrents
of warm hidden underground
springs;

Yet surface purity
conceals
those underlying
torrid emotions

in its caked
and frozen brittleness;
But, for the tender green shoots,
it barely reveals its bitterness;

though
essence of life does flow;
there --

beneath
sheath --

of white.

The stillness of grasses
held fast within ice
belies the unyielding power

of frigid and unfeeling grip
that;

for a while

restrains signs of life
unmoving
lest
breathed upon;

by warm breeze's strife;

that life --
deep within
touched from outside;

insatiably infused
by glaring gray sky that knows;

even Avalancia;
though icy cold --
she faintly shows

also tempest --

that blows
with heat and spirit of being
She releases from grounds;

invisibly
simmering beneath
there shimmering -
to rise

Be collected
in an atmosphere so full
with clouds to greet

Our soul's breath,
to meet
once again;

As geyser
of salacious scalding steam
breaks calm, perfect sheen
pierces surface;
and spays drench of ardor
into the anxious thirsty sky

Noon -- merely
moments away;

weather shifts
and those droplets;
pristine limpid pools
so wary; aware --

turn slowly
back
to harsh passive ice

and wait;
for wind's touch of care;

to invoke;
evoke and
erupt

into Fontana de Avalnacia

Copyright (c) 2004 Jeff Mason & Al Swason


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Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 2/17/2004
Yet surface purity
conceals
those underlying
torrid emotions

..loved these line..wow! they screamed at me..thanks guys..

an ingenious write...

Vesna :)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/16/2004
The two of you are a magnificent team!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/15/2004
lovely flow of words smoothly expressed in beauty of motion and meaning. Another fine collaboration you two!;-)
Reviewed by jude forese 2/15/2004
nicely integrated thoughts and imagery ...
Reviewed by Bonita Quesinberry 2/15/2004
Jeff and Al, you done a magnificent job with you magic brush painting the wonders and beauty of Montana. Bravo! ~~BonnieQ
Reviewed by George Carroll 2/15/2004
A delightful poem
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/15/2004
Vivid scenes oof a place which I visualize within my mind. Very well done. Energy and imagery are very prevalent.

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