Blue Haze

Blue Haze

A Poem by C. Harter Amos
"

For love of Blue Ridge Mountains

"

Do not contaminate the blue haze

of mountains that stretch across the miles

with thoughts of morality

or protests of who should own what part.

It seems a sin to carve such grandeur into squares

to satisfy whims and greeds of men.

Rather to imagine, like Lennon,

there would be no need for greed or hunger here,

no breath of air not pure and free.

 

Never question the harmony

of life lived with clouds

not dedicated to God but given without thought,

and not beyond gentle, gracious simplicity.

 

A placid silence filled with whispering pines

this place the dream of angels devine,

no less than the essence of souls.

 

A breed of people, made here, apart

bound by boundless blood and timeless time.

Small against endless shades of blue

that blend water with earth and both with sky;

humbled by the knowledge that this is what surrounds us all.


© 2009 C. Harter Amos



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Love the poem, great message, but those who need to listen to it refuse to do so...

Posted 7 Years Ago


It's home!!!! Love it, love it, LOOOOOOOOVE it!! There's no place like home!!! Posting some of my own pictures of home on your page right now!

Posted 7 Years Ago


I very much like this poem. Most especially this line ...

"It seems a sin to carve such grandeur into squares
to satisfy whims and greeds of men."

I think that that is absolutely fabulous. We are sharing a soul as far as we both lament how man seems to take the most beautiful of things and spoil them.

Posted 7 Years Ago


The embracing of the Universe in this is moving!
A beautifully crafted poem friend! xx

Posted 7 Years Ago


An elegant tribute. I know the country of which you speak. Living where we do, we are fortunate to have such rarified air close by. This verse blew me away: Never question the harmony
of life lived with clouds
not dedicated to God but given without thought,
and not beyond gentle, gracious simplicity. A beautiful pastoral poem.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Lovely poem. I see your point. The world did not come with dotted lines and a place to write your name for ownership. Although some animals are territorial (especially humans), the world was meant to be roamed freely, and enjoyed. Nice work - great visual descritions. I enjoyed the read.

Posted 7 Years Ago


It has become a shame that God's country is disappearing, being claimed in the name of man... even things like water and air, gifts from God and nature now comes with a price... I even think of the song "Signs" When it says, "what gives you the right to put up a fence to keep me out or to keep mother nature in" , very strong motivation voice you give to mother nature.

Posted 7 Years Ago


It's nice to know one's place, and to know another does too. It's like looking at the generations back through time that put you here,and to know they're smiling.

Posted 7 Years Ago


"It seems a sin to carve such grandeur into squares to satisfy whims and greeds of men."
couldnt agree more...

nice write, the picture you chose was perfect for this piece. towards the end i found it hard to follow, you lost me with your words, but i understand the overall idea, and with that i say
good job

Posted 7 Years Ago


Oh Mimi, so tender it is. Beautiful.

Posted 7 Years Ago



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C. Harter Amos
C. Harter Amos

Lexington, SC



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Born in the swamps of the South Carolina Low Country. Brought up on the Classics with a great deal of emphasis on music. I spent about six years at the University of South Carolina in Columbia soakin.. more..

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