Smoky Hoss

Gold Star - 10,316 Points (01 may 1962 / U.S.A.)

Utah Journey - Poem by Smoky Hoss

I find my bearings
Through the compass of my soul.
I look for the sign of the ages
In the ancient Bristlecone pines.
I straighten my path
In the maze of the deep Canyons.
And find my cup of spiritual thirst fulfilled
At the far end of the mystical Rainbow Bridge.
The color of my sun-stained skin
Is the unending flow of Red-Rock in my veins.
I dance and sing
With the Big Mountains-Little Brother;
All along the great Escalante way.

The coming light
Gives glow to the darkest night...
As surely as eternity
Gives glow to this desert journey.


people may ask what it is that I like about the southwest desert so;
I would need reply with all honesty:
'Nowhere else in all the world I have been
makes my heart come so alive.'
- Smoky Hoss.


Comments about Utah Journey by Smoky Hoss

  • Claudia Krizay (1/3/2012 10:43:00 PM)


    This poem has opened my eyes and heart up to an area in this country where I have never been- makes me want to visit someday! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Juan Olivarez (1/3/2012 2:04:00 PM)


    As you know Smoky my dear friend, The great American southwest, and the Mojave is where my soul really is. I find this poem so very beautiful, because no-where else have I found the peace I found in the desert. Thank you for sharing this great piece. (Report) Reply

    Smoky Hoss (9/26/2015 10:43:00 PM)

    Thanks mi hermano, you truly understand.

  • (12/31/2011 6:45:00 PM)


    makes me want to be there! great poem! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 28, 2011


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