What makes this mountain hard to climb,
but the summit-reach a moment sublime?

Gravity our earthly guile
gone for a moment yet back in a while….

My frame so small, its cavernous eye
looming from the peaks, and I
am wondering why
it seemed so great the fear took hold,
but I held its hand and it made me bold.

Gravity, it holds us in,
hope rising between the cracks of the world
it moulds us in

Why the sky I see, a limitless expanse,
that only my thoughts would dare romance
the clouds?

Gravity defy
…that earthly thing, and live in the wind of an eagle’s wing!
When all else seems to tremble only God overcomes
the impossible

Mary Anne Constable
Copyright | 2008

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Musings on a climb up Lionshead, Cape Town


  • chugginrail
    chugginrailabout 4 years ago

    nice write

  • thanks so much :)

    – maryannec

  • uncleblack
    uncleblackabout 4 years ago

    lovely writing.

  • thanks, its so great getting some feedback

    – maryannec

  • lilAj
    lilAjabout 4 years ago

    You know Mary I really like this, the rhymes aren’t forced and there is this air of nurture and wisdom about this piece. indeed we shouldn’t let fear hold us back :)

  • thanks for your feedback. Its so cool to hear what others read out of our poetry – often a lot more than we would have thought of ourselves

    – maryannec

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