"The mountains simply exist, as I do. The mountains exist simply, as I do not."
~ Peter Matthiessen.
From all directions, the distant mountains bathe their crowns in milky pools,
and the sky draws down a slow veil,
the earlier rain,
like the lightest canopy
shook out in slow motion, reluctant to return down to us,
a curious drift that settles unhurriedly.
It takes the whole day.