‘In the Shadow of a Mountain’ and Other Poetry by Fern G. Z. Carr The Society January 5, 2015 Beauty, Poetry 1 Comment In the Shadow of a Mountain In the shadow of a mountain lies a valley, lies my home swaddled by the earth’s embrace in sweet repose – a state of grace in the shadow of a mountain in a valley, in my home where I am blind to turquoise skies blind to the clouds wafting by in the shadow of a mountain in the valley where I lie my bones beneath the verdant sod closer to the stars and God. Why The inner self shines with truth, compassion and tolerance, pursuing enlightenment with purposeful reverence. Falun Dafa / Falun Gong Why suggest that this is wrong? Sublime self-cultivation, universal energy, the Falun transforms to Gong with transcendent synergy. Falun Dafa / Falun Gong Why assert that this is wrong? Spiritual resplendence, harmonious existence, selflessness and purity are pummeled by resistance. Falun Dafa / Falun Gong Why mandate that this is wrong? China’s communist regime fearing a loss of control, despotizes devotees and takes its barbaric toll. Falun Dafa / Falun Gong Why torture them? That’s just wrong. Fern G. Z. Carr is a member of and former Poet-in-Residence for the League of Canadian Poets. She composes and translates poetry in five languages. A 2013 Pushcart Prize nominee, Carr has been published extensively world-wide from Finland to the Seychelles. Some of Carr’s poetry was taught at West Virginia University and was featured online in Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. Her poem, “I Am”, was chosen by the Parliamentary Poet Laureate as Poem of the Month for Canada. Carr is thrilled to have one of her poems currently orbiting the planet Mars aboard NASA’S MAVEN spacecraft. Feature Image: “Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California” (1868), by Albert Bierstadt NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) One Response Terence Marin January 9, 2015 My wife loves your poetry and is thinking about writing a song with the words. Well done! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.