Grand Canyon Sunset Spires

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    Update of sunset spires on Colorado River. This has been denoised and simplified, plus haze removed.



    Standing on the precipice,
    Balanced at junctions,
    Space and time-
    There are no excuses here,
    No explanations or rhymes.

    Locked in lavish rhythm,
    Far beyond the brink,
    Hid from help or rescue,
    On jagged edge distinct.

    Weighty voices,
    Tomorrows bearing,
    Form forces by the day…
    Wound tight
    In folds of failure,
    By faltering historic foray.

    Naked standing truth,
    Whirl winded and filleted,
    Open now,
    Body bleeding,
    Clean by choice,
    Ruthless rights parlayed.

    Ring round the
    Restless righteous,
    Tormented tongues
    Twisted and advanced-
    Weapons trained,
    Fitting filled,
    Hopelessness entranced.

    New toys
    For large little boys,
    Clicking clocks
    In finest fashion.
    Positioned perspective plus
    Poisoned possessive power,
    From places unimagined.

    Whining women,
    Worn-out white wheezers,
    Talking days on end,
    Tortured trials
    Of wasted words,
    Useless air
    Precious spent.

    Children torn
    Apart at seams,
    Families drugged
    And drenched…
    Callous toned nightmares
    Running wild,
    Seeds scattered in the wind.

    Lost by generation’s
    Darkened doubt,
    Aflame the fearless world,
    Tossed aside in hellish schemes,
    Now rampant,
    Flags unfurled.

    Gone the green
    And yearning years,
    Foundations fairly laid,
    Of priceless pearl
    In wisdom grown,
    Crown jewelry
    On parade.

    But new
    The turning earth begins,
    Once again delayed.
    Come cold and calm
    Courageous men-
    Run boldly to
    Your fate.

    And stand in
    Earnest errand bare,
    An era
    At the end,
    To bind yourselves
    Betrothed and braced,
    To finish
    Without fear.

    James Watkins (3-10-2007)

    Tress Ritter, photomandala, Lyle58, and 524 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. roswita2009 31 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing
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    2. mariola aga ~ on vacation OFF 31 months ago | reply

      This wonderful image was seen in:
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    3. 1Jimbo1 31 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing your photo in
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    4. eliaas13 31 months ago | reply

      This wonderful image was seen in:

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    5. Javier Huanay 31 months ago | reply

      lllllllll !! WHAT A SCENIC VIEW !! lllllllll
      Seen in: Scenic NaTuReSCAPeS & WiLdLiFe
      ! Scenic NaTuReSCAPES !

      Impressive Majestic View ... an Inspiration

    6. Flight Of Littlewing 31 months ago | reply

      So beautiful! Love the deep colors. A wonderful capture.

    7. || Ron || 31 months ago | reply

      Nice picture!

      The sea was once covered that land in million years ago.

    8. dominique.walterson 31 months ago | reply

      awesome place, great PoV and colours

    9. cinderelly1 31 months ago | reply

      Takes my breath away...hope to go there someday.

    10. Shuggie!! 29 months ago | reply

      This is absolutely top notch, James .. an extremely high quality piece of work and a definite "wall hanger"!!

    11. Minjai 18 months ago | reply

      Wonderful colors !

    12. Daniel Garcia Photography 3 months ago | reply

      excellent and beautiful landscape

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