He set her down,

It was time to stand on her own two feet.

She felt the force of the ground beneath her small heels,

Its potency mounting up throughout her.

She was Eight,

She was a Mountain,

Poised, determinedly firm, immovable.

Power personified.


”brief: A quadrille 44 word poem for DVerse Poets Pub hosted by Merrilldsmith inspired by and including the word ‘Set’


11 thoughts on “Mountain

  1. Thank you for your lovely comments, inspired by the idea in some cultures of setting down a child when they are ready to stand alone, and the standing pose in yoga being called Tadasana; Mountain Pose. I suspect she might also be the determindley firm version of me as a girl too 🙂


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