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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Stroll with me




Have you gazed on naked grandeur
Where there's nothing else to graze on?
Set pieces and drop curtain scenes galore?


Big mountains heaved to heaven
Which the blinding sunsets blazon
Black canyons, where the rapids rip and roar?
Have you swept the visioned valley
With the green stream streaking through it?
Searched the vastness for a something you have lost?
Have you wrung your soul to silence?
Then for land's sake, go and do it!
Hear the challenge, learn the lesson, pay the cost


Have you wandered in the wilderness
The sage brush desolation?
The bunch grass levels where the cattle graze?


Have you whistled bits of ragtime
At the end of all creation?
And do you know the desert's little ways?
Have you camped upon the foothills?
Have you galloped ore the ranges?
Have you roamed the arid sun lands through and through?
Have you chummed up with the Mesa?
Do you know its moods and changes?
Then listen to the wild ... It's calling you!


Poem by Robert Service, recited to me in the car on our way home from the Grand Canyon by my amazing husband, Brad.


- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

22 comments:

  1. great pictures, great poem! looks like you had a lot of fun. :)

    xoxo
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  2. What a fabulous idea and a wonderful poem. You were here in our Grand Canyon State! Oh the magical beauty of that place - it's a bit mystical don't you think? Every time we have vistors, they of course want to see it. It's about a 5 hour drive for me but it always seems worth it.

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  3. What a wonderful stroll you took us on today , my friend!! Great view, great poem, great company!!! Hugs..HHL

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  4. Such a great post! And those pictures are amazing. :D

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  5. Those are amazing and inspiring! I love this post!

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  6. Great pics.Oh I would of been dizzy there,lol.Happy Thursday!

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  7. Gorgeous poem, perfectly captured in those views. Lovely.

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  8. You've only made me more keen to spend some time discovering the Grand Canyon. That last picture is amazing - such a huge feat of nature

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  9. Great pictures..........!! amazing !! great poom......nice post !!....love Ria...

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  10. Love these pics.....they are amazing!!!! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

    Wishing you a day filled with much happiness!!!

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  11. Wow Denalee those photos are breath taking!!

    Your husband is such a sweet man. I want mine to read me poetry haha :)

    Love you

    Jill

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  12. Wow...your images are amazing today...I don't know if I would be as brave as you my friend.

    Love love the poem. xoxoxo

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  13. Hi, I'm a new follower of your inspirational blog.
    These are awesome pictures.
    Blessings,
    Robyn

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  14. OMG Denalee, this looks amazing - and immediately gives me vertigo, I'm so terrified of heights. I remember going to the Great Canyons in my childhood (pre height phobia). Loved it! xo

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  15. Wow, your husband is surely amazing to be able to cite poetry like that. So romantic.

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  16. OMG, I am not even afraid of heights, but these photos made me break into a sweat! LOL They are amazing!

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  17. That is so, so, so beautiful!!!

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  18. Impressive that your husband can recite poetry to you! Very romantic. :)

    O.K.- my palms are sweating looking at the picture sitting on the cliff! Scary!

    Happy Friday!!!
    Joyce

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  19. you are brave! i am so afraid of open heights like that.

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  20. The poem is beautiful, the photos amazing BUT......
    the ones with you on the edge made my stomach hurt!!! You are MUCH braver than me!

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