Solitary Rocks

Solitary Rocks

A Poem by Austin Skye Elsborg

Barren rocks touch the sky
Reaching for the heavens
Stretching their fingers up above me
As I walk between the crags 
Squirrelly, gnarled pines watch me
Their branches weighed down by cones
Small nuts litter the ground 
The rocks dim out any sound
They block the rest of the world
Hiding me in my solitude. 
Comforting to my tired ears
The sun baked moss seems to absorb all my fears
The shadowless valleys stretch out before me
Like fingers pointing to places I could go
I climb higher to the spires 
Like the rocky outcroppings 
I try To touch the sky. 

© 2012 Austin Skye Elsborg

Author's Note

Austin Skye Elsborg
Anyone want to go on a hike? No? Well comments are just as good.

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Very descriptive piece. Almost felt I was there too. You obviously like the great outdoors

Posted 7 Years Ago

Austin Skye Elsborg

7 Years Ago

Thanks! I feel like bringing someone into the place the poem takes place and imagery are my strong p.. read more
beautifully written descriptive poetic prose. bravo

Posted 7 Years Ago

Austin Skye Elsborg

7 Years Ago

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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Added on September 10, 2012
Last Updated on September 10, 2012
Tags: rocks, solitude, sky


Austin Skye Elsborg
Austin Skye Elsborg


I never realize just how much of me I put into my writing until I reread it all. Then I know, and it's much more then I thought. more..