Member Monday: Alabaster Glory by Donna-Rae Standley

Welcome  back to Member Monday.  Today it’s my pleasure to share a piece by poet and Writers Forum member Donna Rae-Standley.

Author’s Note:

I started my prose writing career when I was in the third grade. I loved reading about American Indians and wrote a ditty entitled “Once there was an Indian Maid.”  I haven’t stopped writing or being inspired since.  ‘Alabaster Glory’ was thus inspired when I gazed upon Mt. Shasta’s snow clad majesty on a cold, clear morning.  ‘Alabaster Glory’ will be published in the Shasta Historical Society’s 2012 publication, The Covered Wagon


Alabaster Glory

by: Donna-Rae Standley

Oh mountain so high and meadow so low
The breath of God embraces you
So towering you stand in your milky alabaster glory
Majestically gilded in sparkling lights of colored crystals
Dancing nymphs and gnomes serenade your beauty
As wispy veils of iridescent gossamer foam whirl round and round
Legends abound of your luminescence resonating upwards
Straining to kiss the hand and face of God
Oh ye powerful entity of ageless beauty
Look down upon we mortal souls of the land
Guard us with your regal posturing and magnificence
Let our souls feel the presence of your glory and strength
Grant us the everlasting grandeur of your being
And the tranquility resonating from your wisdom and inner peace
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2 thoughts on “Member Monday: Alabaster Glory by Donna-Rae Standley

  1. I have a beautiful 5 year old grey gelding named Alabaster Glory, just love your poem, it could be about him.

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