Grand Canyon

My morning song is a song sung along

The edge of a canyon rim.

Starlight dreams become, it seems,

My morning requiem.


Sun rising higher, morning fire

Burning darkness away

Rocky place suspended in space

Then softer by light of day.


Nothing’s wrong singing this song

A misty morning call

Mists disappear so does fear

Atop the canyon wall.


Written at dawn in the Grand Canyon, August, 1985

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