Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Strong Verse

My poem A Night in Zion is currently the featured poem at Strong Verse.


Patry Francis said...

I love the way you lead us to the truth of that last line. Strong verse indeed.

Arlene said...

beautiful and uplifting poem, sharon. congrats on the publication!


michi said...

oh, how beautiful, sharon.

brought back memories of zion np too - we were there 13 years ago!!


Matt Getty said...

Lovely. My favorite image was "a three-quarter moonrise
crown walls of rainbow stone."

P. A. Moed said...

I love many images, but this one is my favorite--"fibrils of scarlet heat."

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Patry - Some truths are hard to deny, especially when you're standing in starlight at the bottom of a redrock canyon. Thank you!

Arlene - Thanks! Zion is a very uplifting place; it's good for the soul.

Michi - I'm glad it brought back good memories for you. We hope to visit there again someday soon. Thanks!

Matt - Thank you! What I didn't include in the poem were the climbers on that wall of rainbow stone, still going strong at sundown, and then slowly settling in on their perches for the night. If it was magical for us at the bottom, I can only imagine what it must have been like for them.

Patti - One of the characteristics of the Southwest is the heat and how tangible it can feel, like a physical presence. Thank you!