Little Granite Creek, Hurricane Valley, last light (IX.15.08),
North Wallowas, Eagle Cap Wilderness [ click photo for next . . . ]
The one things humans do
that makes the rest of Nature
THIS DIFFERENCE OF BUT A HALF A STEP
Bright Father Sun on light granite,
a major key ascending
beyond the highest peaks,
beyond the most distant stars.
A cloud passes by with misty rain . . .
And instantly, all changes to shades of
gray, of wet, dark, volcanic rock,
a minor key descending
with roots to the middle
of Mother Earth.
The happy, and the melancholy,
two sides of but one movement . . .
How could I ever choose?
O gods of this audible landscape,
forgive us that we no longer sing,
that we no longer ponder,
this difference of but a half a step.
O mystery of Creation!
May my Lyre of Peace be forever tuned
and tempered by both.
Eagle Cap Wilderness,
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