Mount of Flame

At the heart of being

Glorious an incandescence

Now, the moment

Little tongues of flame

Leap upward, outward mounting,

Telling of an inner rise

Of heat, to Light.



Mount of Flame,
by Agnes Pelton, 1932, Oil on canvas, 24 x 20, 82.221.1950, Bequest of Raymond Jonson,
Collection of the Jonson Gallery of the University of New Mexico Art Museums, Albuquerque.