O, Give Praises to Glorious Mountains!

Mountains may soar to the sky.
Incline themselves to the heavens.

Greeting celestial realms with joy.
Desiring only fresh air.

At peace with their heavenly abode.
Landscaping the dome above earth.

Immensely, majestically posed.
A beacon of nature’s own artistry.

Rejoice ye who honor their presence!
O rejoice, and give thanks for their might!

Make known your obeisance to mountains.
Enhancing the world all about.

Rejoice for the mountains of nature.
O give praises to glorious mountains!

About this poem

Written in acrostic format, this seven-stanza, two-line poem, “O Give Praises to Glorious Mountains,” honors the life of Migdalia Romero, a pioneer Latina educator and an everlasting fanatic of the Argentinian tango. To many, she looms majestically like a mountain. Indeed, her Christian name, “Migdalia,” is of Spanish and Hebrew origin, and literally means “tower,” which like a mountain, is a bastion of protection.

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Written on January 21, 2022

Submitted by karlcfolkes on January 21, 2022

Modified on April 28, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 498
Words 97
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2

Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1991 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s ‘Liebe Mili’ (translated into English as “Dear Mili”), Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes of Analytical Psychology. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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Discuss the poem O, Give Praises to Glorious Mountains! with the community...

  • Soulwriter
    Wow - what a tribute!
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Dougla$Irishman
    Karl, you do have a gift, the gift of giving us enchanting poetry,, imagine the majesty of mountains, no less !
    LikeReply 12 years ago
  • AshleyNicole71988
    I quite enjoy your work. Rich, compelling, full of substance, and flows eloquently. A breath of fresh air.
    LikeReply 22 years ago


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