Mount Rainier is 14, 410 feet tall
and only fifty-four miles away
from Seattle. Rainier is a heavily
volcano. On clear days Rainier
floats above the horizon,
its massive presence and beauty
gifts calling us to pay attention,
to carry the weight of knowing.
Andrew Shattuck McBride
“The Weight of Knowing” is my August 3, 2012 poem for the postcard poetry project. I used a contemporary card of the Seattle, Washington skyline with Mount Rainier in the background. I mailed the card to Catherine in Orlando, Florida.
Blessings to Catherine and all, Andy
Andy, it certainly is a weighty “knowing” to be aware of what that mountain is capable of! In the meantime, I think it’s magical that you get something as “massive” as Mt. Rainier to “float.”
Well, depending on the weather “The Mountain” can appear to be floating!
Rainier is magnificent and so beautiful.