The Mountain Groaned

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The Mountain Groaned

I looked from the boat approaching
Towards the summit above
That the clouds were slowly shrouding
Drowned in a gentle hazing

I turned to look behind me
As the islands faded from view
I was blinded near completely
By the sun bouncing off the glassy sea

Disembarking on terra firma
I meandered along the thronged pier
I readied myself for climbing
Although my legs were steadfastly climbing

When your music is playing
It murders me slow
Chiming with the hooting owl
And the tittering crow

I’d run away from here
If I could free myself
From this awful binding
Stifling hell

I heard it in the air
During our ascent
When the weather turned
Awful inclement

I convulsed
Let out a yelp
A protracted wail
Of an astonished elk

I slid down the shale
Battered and pale
A descent made uneasy
By the bellowing gale

The mountain groaned
From deep within its roots
A sonorous sigh
Which your voice harmonised


from Mountain Songs, released January 16, 2014



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Based in Dun Laoghaire in Co. Dublin, Nocturnal Brother is a solo project of Matthew Doyle.

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