Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Garden of the Gods ~ 'Rocks' Formation

photo - Wikipedia

I yearn to walk the garden path
listening to the whispers
of red and salmon rocks

reading petroglyphs, along the
trail, bread crumbs baked
in the desert sun
spiritual nourishment
climbing higher
seeking  the crossroad
to peace

over the horizon the
mysterious phoenix flies

Mish is hosting at dVerse
writing a quadrille incorporating
the word "Rock"

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20 comments:

  1. I like the petroglyphs as spiritual nourishment.

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    1. They do tell a story, so food for thought in the journey.

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  2. I've walked some of those trails in Colorado Springs. They are beautiful. I like the idea of spiritual nourishment in climbing higher.

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    1. Frank, I hope someday I make it out there to walk those trails. It looks absolutely stunning.

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  3. Hopefully you get to go for a walk, have to let me know if the stones actually talk. Or maybe not, hearing voices can be a bad thing lol

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    1. lol - I think more voices might make things interesting.

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  4. The ultimate spiritual nourishment—solitude and the eternal rocks.

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    1. I do think it would be a time of inner reflection.

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  5. Such a calming thought. And that garden is surely one we all strive to visit. Greetings!

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    1. I agree, to see the wild cactus bloom among the rocks where ancient spirits are said to roam. I think there would be a deep calmness.

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  6. I think it would be very cool to walk the old trails, see the history, touch it and take the trail of breadcrumbs back - what the crow hasn't eaten - to watch what was rise from the ashes into bloom. Even if but for a moment.

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    1. I too think it would be cool to walk those trails and maybe, perch myself somewhere high and take in the scenic view.

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  7. I love the thought of those hikes I once took in the southwest. The color of the stone is perfectly expressed.

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    1. Maybe, someday I will make it there to hike those trails of wonder.

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  8. I have walked the Garden of the Gods and it is quite awe-inspiring, but a bit touristy. I would prefer to go off the beaten trail into the red rock deserts here in my own area--a more quiet experience.

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    1. Victoria, it sounds like you have a bit of wonder in your own area. I am sure it is beautiful. I would probably play tourist as I have never experienced the wonderment.

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  9. Thank you so much for taking time to stop by, it means a lot. Have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving.

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    1. You are most welcome and thank you!

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  10. I find so much peace when I am surrounded by rocky canyons and trails. I do think they whisper their stories. We just have to listen. A beautiful quadrille.

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    1. Thank you Mish for the prompt, I found a bit of inspiration in the mystery of the rock formations.

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