Smoky Hoss

Gold Star - 14,212 Points (01 may 1962 / U.S.A.)

Utah Canyon '04 - Poem by Smoky Hoss

In a beautiful,
Devinely desolate,
Limpidly lonely,
Canyon - where the Spirit meets the man -
The wind mournfully blows
As it plays with the rocks and trees
It alone so intimately knows.
Utah uniqueness,
Hypaethral happiness...
A place far different from all the rest,
A place filled with the ardor
Of a deeply spiritual quest.
Sun by day,
Moon by night
In here reflect
Beauty so bright;
From beyond the ledge on high
A hawk soars down - lucent epiphany -
God stands here...
For this is holy ground.
-Only a few,
This wilderness wonder,
Are allowed to see;
Thank God
One of them
Has been me, standing here at
Heaven's door,
In Utah, aught-four.

' Always I shall be one who loves the wilderness:
Swaggers and softly creeps between the mountain peaks;
... I shall sing my song above the shriek of desert winds. ' - Everett Ruess.

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  • Juan Olivarez (12/8/2010 7:44:00 PM)

    God it feels as if I am there watching that hawk soar. I just love this very descriptive poem. I can see it through your eyes. Absolutely great write. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 27, 2010

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 1, 2019

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