Morning Mountains

The view over the valley
Rich with air bending light
Distant mountains draw up
Out of the sea
Out of the sea they rise
into prominence

and the morning sun alights them
as a musketeer dons his horse
the fury and violence of the ride
assaults the air with a crisp

the trees witness this drama
in stunned silence
the harmony felt as the wind
completely fails to
move even a single leaf