First Light—atop Black Butte, Central Oregon Cascades . . .
On the road in the American Northwest.

. . . A Balance of Energies . . .

The Dionysian longs for the cold

crystalline nights of high mountain Winter,

and the steady measured movement of ordered,

silent stars;

The Apollonian longs for the rushing sound

¨of glacier torrents, and the wild rhythms

and summer passion of earth-bound fire.

What Man or Woman, or Art, or Culture,

would not applaud,

would not wish to cherish and protect,

their perfect, fertile


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Photograph by Cliff Crego © 2008
(created: IV.27.2008)