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Grand Canyon Changes You

Grand Canyon Changes You!

Here, Blog-Buddies, is a rare occurrence. A poem, yet it’s not my annual one about Christmas. Back from seeing the Grand Canyon!

Waking there at sunrise changes you.

Another time, if you’re lucky, you will chance upon a sunset, freshly painted

just as a full moon rises.

This will open such a chasm

beneath your heart

yet instantaneously bring such healing, such new hope

that you may never recover.


Now, what if you should be more fortunate still?

What if you could stand on the Grand Canyon’s rim?

How high might your heart rise then?

Might you fall into nowhere?


Canyon space dropping down before you

until your mouth opening, cheeks all emptied,

your eyes open wide as flying saucers:

Thus, it dawns within you

how, suddenly,

you are here, here, here

and everywhere now.

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    Photo credit to God.

    Oops, I mean, to Martin St-Amant. His photo is lovelier if you use this link to see it:

    Also, I recommend this gorgeous photograph of the Grand Canyon:

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    Jean says:

    Thank you for these beautiful words Rose.

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    Paige says:

    Beautiful pic and poem Rose Thanks

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    Jill Erin says:

    Oh, I remember all those feelings when I first stood at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It’s truly awesome. It is timeful and timeless feeling. I was so struck with how long in took to build those layers of rock and then how long it took to erode down, through all of them.

    A magnificent place to be face to face with all concepts of time and self. So happy you are finally experiencing that breath taking wonder of the world, Rose!

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