Saturday, October 11, 2014

meet me at the mountain top


meet me at the mountain top where dreams come true
we've come this far -- don't look back now
the climbing is hard but oh how worth is the view
can you touch the sky -- don't give up now
colors have changed and so have you
bold as hills, fluid as rivers -- don't lose hope now
the climbing is hard but oh how worth is the view
meet me at the mountain top where dreams come true


This is Bear Mountain in NY overlooking the Hudson River. The scenic view is beautiful especially now in the Fall with the foliage changing colors. I took these photographs from a designated area on a curvy road at the top of the hill where people can stop and admire the view. I have never gone mountain climbing but the view is certainly inspiring as a metaphor to strive to achieve our dreams. I hope it inspires you, too! 
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29 comments:

  1. Have to keep on climbing indeed, even when rocks fall on top of us or quicksand tries to grab us haha

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  2. Keep on climbing! The view is wonderful as is your piece!

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  3. uphill journey is tough but worth the attempt...dreams do come true there...beautiful view Loredana..

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  4. What a beautiful area! Fall is gorgeous there.

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  5. I enjoyed your metaphoric poem, Loredana. It did remind me though of the time I hiked to the top of Diamond Head. As I was going up there are times I almost gave up in exhaustion, but at the top every effort was worth it. And the view WAS spectacular.

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  6. I like how you use the hard hike as a metaphor for trying. It made me wonder whether we appreciate more the things that are harder to reach. 'the climbing is hard but oh how worth is the view' - it certainly seems to have been worth it.

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  7. this has a nice lyrical quality, particularly in the opening line...we were going hiking today but it is pouring rain...i love to hike though...and that journey makes for a fine metaphor...

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  8. I am envious of the view and climbing must be worth it ~ Don't give up now, resonates strongly with me ~

    Have a good weekend Loredana ~

    Grace

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  9. It does inspire--plus I have been there both literally and metaphorically. Sometimes a human voice has to make you see how this world longs for us to be! The form of your poem, forward and backward, charms me too.

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    1. I shared your poem with my friends on Facebook, and then read your comment about avoiding Facebook over at Brian's post. Whoops. Justy letting you know.

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  10. getting up on the mountain top is very awarding.

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  11. Your poem was uplifiting and inspirational. I've been to Bear Mountain. It's beautiful there.

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  12. oh wow...what a beautiful landscape - and it's well worth the climb - for the view and the color and the things we see on the way...

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  13. Beautiful view and very inspiring. Your poem sounds like it could be lovely lyrics to a song. xo Karen

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  14. To climb or walk up a long hill.. there is a blessing of reaching the top that can be mind-blowing.. we regularly try to grab the opportunity when we are out backpacking.. and it stays in your mind for a long time..

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  15. Such a beautiful place and your poem is perfect - to inspire climbing, and as a metaphor for life.

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  16. Beautiful words, Loredana, and I just love the Bear Mountain area.
    I wish you a wonderful week ahead, my friend.

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  17. So beautiful Loredana… I think my husband and I were there or very near last autumn.

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  18. Absolutely inspiring Loredana your wonderful metaphor....I have climbed a few peaks in the Adirondacks and oh it is so worth the view...spiritual.

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  19. First of all, what amazing shots, Loredana. And so true what you say - we have to keep moving on and up, no matter how difficult the climb. When we do reach those peaks, how worth it! :)

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  20. Great poem, so inspirational and hopeful.

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  21. Love the poem and the photo. I think I need to add Bear Mountain to my hiking bucket list :)

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  22. YES! The effort put forth on that upward (inward) journey is wonderfully rewarded.

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  23. Is there a choice? The climb is what we do all our lives. Summit is a shifty little devil :)

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  24. Simply lovely prose and photography, and that verse... it must be said that the climb up is also the most exciting. The anticipation of what is to come. The sense of drama and accomplishment for dreams achieved!

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  25. This poem is great, both literally and figuratively. I like the use of repetition.

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  26. I'd gladly spend a day around there, it looks so nice!

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