“Alone” is a very recent fantasy poem, and is an allegory that describes a beautiful woman who makes a choice to forsake her lover. The mountain and snow are metaphors for her isolation which grows daily, and the coldness of the choice she has made. It is a beautiful, but sad fantasy poem, somewhat dreamlike. I consider it among my best fantasy poetry, and hope you enjoy it.


©2013 by Jon Gutmacher
She sits on a mountain
surrounded by snow
it is a place
she can go
and there up high
in frozen bliss
she wonders now
if she will miss

the life she left
if life could be
in warmth of sand
by breeze of sea
and holding the hand
of who she loved
now lost
now lost
in time

Now snowflakes swirl
and gather round
the path that led
cannot be found
and deeper
snow grows deep
so every day
her secrets keep

And looks around
this place so bare
as white does streak
once golden hair
and lines invade
a perfect face
all tempered in
the snow’s embrace

For she lives alone
upon the steep
has given all
but did not keep
what she loved best
and let him go
forever left
in deepening snow
forever left

The image is from a photograph by Haleh Bryan, whose work can be found at http://photo.net/photos/Haleh%20B, and http://demetrij.ru/post63977265/, along with other extraordinary photographs by this visual artist. I have tried to contact her without success.
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