Weeping Rock

Tears of Weeping Rock touch my back

ancient crying

each drop a resource

maiden hair fern on the ledge

watered by the weeps of the stone

plummet and pool on the rocks below

Tears of Weeping Rock cling to my hair and whisper

I use to be snow high on the straight up mountain ridge

now I start my run into canyon

there are times you should not speak

where the sound of a place is more important than your voice

to hear deep into the water and stone

understand connections of all things

as you enter the Temple of Sinawava

what could

you possibly say that makes any sense to my journey

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Weeping Rock

Zion

We are going to walk those miles

surrounded by the peaks of Zion

from the West Temple

to the Beehives

there is much to see

There are people already standing

on Watchman

Weeping Rock waits

as day passes the Emerald Pools

Get up get out of bed

Just do it

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Every coach spoken word and Nike made it famous

Zion

Letterpress

My goal this summer is to do a chapbook of a hiking trip to Cathedral Park in Canada.  I will be doing it in letterpress so brevity will be of great concern.  It will be about twelve pages on quality paper, hand sewn binding and a mix of haiku and other short forms.  Not sure of the print types that will be available to me yet.  Frank at dVerse has asked us to consider brevity so I am starting my project.  Each poem would be on its own page.

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top of Stone City

glacier carved granite garden

alpine fir and larch

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white cloud

castes shadow below

on mountain lake

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distant mountains

stretch 

across horizon

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kwash kwash kwash

my steps grind the stones

of Stone City

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Letterpress