I’ve managed to fail at doing any Creative Writing Ink exercises for the last couple of weeks, but I really wanted to do this one, not just because of the stunning image, but because it brought back so many memories of a recent skiing holiday. There is nothing quite like being so high up that your view of the world is such that you could almost be looking at another planet, it’s that breathtaking.
Alone, up here, with the world far below,
I gaze in wonder at the endless sky.
To experience this! So few must know
how it feels to stand here, alone, so high.
To describe this sight, there are just no words…
Beautiful. Unworldly. A magic scene.
To be up so high, to look down on birds
and hear my own heartbeat, it’s that serene.
Stood here now, in awe, on top of the world
with nothing to break the unending view,
it’s as if I’m seeing the Earth unfurled,
a sight so old and yet, to me, so new.
I will never forget what this is like.
One last look, then on for the downward hike.
© Catherine Smith
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