"The sharp knife of a short life

I've had just enough time..."


- "If I Die Young" The Band Perry


I see Beauty in many things. And like the ghosts that only speak to you if you notice them, they tell me wondrous tales. With my camera and my thoughts, I captured these as faithfully as I can to share with you. And by doing so, they gave me the reasons. And though the thousand reasons may not all be sweet and some indeed bitter; they are still reasons to live. Come to think about it, that is Life, isn't it?

Monday, 17 October 2011

The Old Man of the Mountain.




I've had just enough time to...   speak to the Old Man of the Mountain.


Taken in Gunung Lang, Ipoh.


The Old Man
by Robert F Doane
Published 1939 at 13 years of age
Campton New Hampshire 

On the crest of a mighty mountain
Looking over the lake below,
A face with a human expression
Watches many a century go.

It was made from a mountain of granite
With the skill of a sculptor's hand,
And guards the green valley below it
As time passes over the land.

At dusk when the birds cease their carols
And the wind murmurs through the trees,
There's a sense of sadness about you,
As you stand in the evening breeze.

You feel that a great respect's due him -
So mighty beneath the blue sky,
There are few who have not been inspired
By that face as they've passed it by.

And to me, as to Daniel Webster,
The thought comes now and again
That in the great State of New Hampshire
The Master of Sculptors makes men.

_______


Do not grieve that the Old Man of New Hampshire is no more,
He just left the granite shoulder of Profile Mountain,
To rest on the limestone shoulder of Gunung Lang.


(The Old man of New Hamsphire fell on May 2003, I found my Old man of Gunung Lang in Sept 2011)



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