Little Colorado River

Turquoise water—

God or weather had made the way

for what could have been brown with silt

but not on this day—

clear was the Little Colorado River

as it careened past quick sand

past boulders

and sacred places

into the confluence

of rivers

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dVerse prompt to write a quadrille using the word careen, Learn more about this sacred place

https://www.grandcanyontrust.org/blog/grand-canyon-little-colorado-river-native-voices

Little Colorado River

Free Flow

From where I am a river is flowing below Lake Powell dammed up by Glen Canyon Dam

Here the river now runs freely the entrance to Marble Canyon thick walls of Kaibab Formation chiseled by wind water and time

Sound of

white cap cascades

river rock boulders make

rapids and new path

need to scout

best way

to go

Find

a course

rough cut edge

on the left

go right

pitch

Turn

currents

strong pull

away from hole

too deep

avoid

Make it this time into calmer waters free floating gentle moving giant the Colorado River

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dVerse prompt on cascade – camping above Paria Riffle Grand Canyon NP

Free Flow