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Edgar Lee Masters - Judson Stoddard

On a mountain top above the clouds
That streamed like a sea below me
I said that peak is the thought of Budda,
And that one is the prayer of Jesus,
And this one is the dream of Plato,
And that one there the song of Dante,
And this is Kant and this is Newton,
And this is Milton and this is Shakespeare,
And this the hope of the Mother Church,
And this -- why all these peaks are poems,
Poems and prayers that pierce the clouds.
And I said "What does God do with mountains
That rise almost to heaven?" 

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Poet: Edgar Lee Masters
Poem: Judson Stoddard

Comment 4 of 4, added on April 23rd, 2006 at 8:47 PM.

So, is Masters comparing mountains with poems, saying each peak has a different meaning? Or do the mountains symbolize something?

A Student from United States
Comment 3 of 4, added on November 16th, 2005 at 10:56 PM.

wow, thats great! have a good life.

kayden from Canada
Comment 2 of 4, added on September 5th, 2005 at 12:28 AM.

I love this poem as well. I have a website that has weekly poems, inspire and quotes. I will be adding this one. go to massageme dot com dot au to subscribe

Son from Australia

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