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Thursday, April 18, 2013

POEM #18- CANYON


Canyon de Chelly, by Ansel Adams, Wikimedia Commons, via Mary Lee  Hahn, Year of Reading

I'm participating in Mary Lee Hahn's Common Inspiration- Uncommon Creations poetry challenge this month. Head over to Year of Reading to read some terrific poetry, including the one that Mary Lee wrote for today.

"Canyon"

Great canyon,
shaped
by the crushing, 
grinding 
wearing
constancy
of movement.

you
who have learned
the secret
of bending,
circumnavigating
and pressing
forward

you
who so clearly 
comprehend
pattern and layer
clarity and cloud 
shadow and light

You
who know
great beauty
derived
from great adversity

teach me the secrets
of your
rock canyon
endurance.

(c) Carol Wilcox, 2013

1 comment:

Linda at teacherdance said...

I like the 'talking' to the canyon, revering, describing, entreating. A different voice here, Carol!