Can you imagine owning a mountain stretching toward the sky:
thirteen hundred acres with inviting slopes for hungry cattle?
How long had wild goats known this as their limestone domain?
People and their animals called it home 5000 years ago,
then wandering in search of new food and shelter
left behind their dead, buried under mountain stones—
the only visible monuments for lives lived long centuries in the past.
What other stories lie just hidden under the mountain’s stoney covering?
Oh to shed the urban and live close to the unraveling of such an ancient mystery!