Smoky Hoss

Gold Star - 14,439 Points (01 may 1962 / U.S.A.)

The Grand Dance - Poem by Smoky Hoss

It was the summer of ought-four
that warm summer night
we sat on the north rim's edge
watching God dance
along the other side.
From across the dark chasm of stillness
that ran between us
we saw lightning play
and heard thunder roll,
setting the pace
in majestic tones of tremolo and bass.
So closely we sat,
father and daughter,
mesmerized and held
by an ineffable beauty
and an immeasurable bond
of eternal love
between family, nature and divinity.
It was as if we were bearing witness
to the creation of life itself.
We could do no other than
watch and listen.
The thunder
like the sky's original heartbeat.
The lightning
like the world's first steps.
Together taking us into this blessing.
It was hallowed ground
which we were upon,
daughter and father
girl and man,
mortals mixing with the Immortal.
There was no time then and there, only
a moment, a glimpse,
into the eternal.

So many years ago now;
but I will never forget
that incredible beautiful night
at the edge of the Grand Canyon,
the two of us
peering breathlessly
into the Grandeur of life,
dancing divinely
amongst us.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Poet's Notes about The Poem

'My needle always settles between west and southwest. The future lies that way to me, and the earth seems more unexhausted and richer on that side.' - Henry David Thoreau

Comments about The Grand Dance by Smoky Hoss

  • (10/9/2017 11:46:00 AM)

    Ah God, I miss just sitting with my dad. We loved the outdoors. Thanks for bringing that back to me again. Your words beautifully poetic- your trademark. :) (Report)Reply

    Smoky Hoss(10/22/2017 12:35:00 PM)

    Thank you Patty. It was one of the best moments of my life; as are all the ones spent with my girls.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 8, 2017

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