Canyon Fever

Written for:  Phoenix Rising, Destination:  The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the state of Arizona in the United States. 


Years ago, our friend rode
a donkey around the canyon.
Happily, this practice
was discontinued
before we got there. Viewing
striated red rocks of beauty,
my husband suggested
a helicopter ride. Ah,
but it was not to be. You see,
before the ride, we sat
in an Imax theater watching
the tour we were going to take,
getting sicker by the minute.
We did not fly over the canyon.
Simply looking at the Grand Canyon
was spectacular
from any point of view.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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3 Responses to Canyon Fever

  1. Oh wow!! That would be intense! I’d like to see the Grand Canyon someday… 🙂


  2. kaykuala h says:

    Looking at it is already awesome. But being taken in by whatever transport one gets lost in its beauty. Great lines!



  3. Candy says:

    Ha! And you are right, just being there, peering over the rim is enough.


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