Glacier Descent

On the way,
many beautiful camps
offer themselves for the night.

But to know
when to keep walking and
when to stay,

and, after stopping,
to know without a doubt
that this place, where one stands,


I am at home.

(Photo:Glacier Descent, late summer, the Alps.
(click on photo to enlarge.))

Here is part of a cycle of 80 short high country poems. If you would like to see more
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