"What the Mountain Saw" Philip Gross

Philip Gross, of whom I had never heard until just recently, may be entering my ranks of all-time favorites.  With his poem "What the Mountain Saw" at the Guardian Blog.

Favorite lines:

The father is first awake. He clacks the shutters back
and a mountain squats square in the window, looking in. 

But then, that is such a false sense of things, of the sheer weight and beauty of the whole.  You must go and read it and reread it!  Wonderful.


  1. Steven

    Thank you. I enjoyed reading the Philip Gross poem but I searched for it as the link points elsewhere.


  2. Dear Anthony--

    A million thanks for the alert. I've fixed it now. Sorry for your difficulty.




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