On Snowy Heights

Muscles move
Breath heaves
Earth recedes
Under foot

Air bites
Forest hides
Clouds form
For briefest moment

World blinks
Once or twice
Sky washes
With pale light

Bathed in blue
Trees behind
Lofty peak
Looms above

Onward and upward
Snow under boots
Crunch and crumble
On the slope

Gust of wind
Sings in ears
Clouds light up
With blazing fire

Feet rest
Their duty done
For eyes to gaze
With clear mind

Smile lines
Planet below
Soul enriches
On snowy heights