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