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Cathedral Spiritual

Pink and grey walls rise like castle parapets
Reflecting the sunrise in golden hues
I ride along the canyon to the sound of leather
Creaking softly in the tranquil mountain air

Sweat and horse, with layers of dust
Well worn jeans against a speckled hide
Gently swaying in a unified rhythm
Languidly haze swirling about our feet

Around the bend we startle snow geese
Flocks floating, rising, settling serenely
Angling, landings against the lapping waters
Black tipped wings against wintry white

Sandhill cranes foraging for cutthroat trout
Reflecting blue beside the meandering creek
Majestically standing, patiently waiting
Blue dragon flies dancing within their reach

Off the beaten path we wander
Past yucca swaying in the breeze
O’er grama blue as sky beneath us
Cushioned carpet of pine and peat

Rock squirrels scurry across a Douglas fir
Scolding woodpeckers on a burnt oak tree
The chorus is merged by the hoot of an owl
And the clip clop against rocks as we proceed

Canopies of piñon line the trail
Mixtures of conifer shade the landscape
Grey blue greens with clusters of sienna
Cathedral spiritual within an ageless solitude

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  1. Date: 5/10/2010 10:41:00 AM
    Dear Lena: Great poem!!! Sounds like the type place I would like to see. Peace: Sheol

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 5:41:00 AM
    Congratulations Lena, on your placement in the June 2009 Poetry Soup contest. God's gift to us, nature, is a beautiful cathedral. I particularly enjoyed this write because I once painted a woodland scene with tree branches arching like cathedral windows and called it "God's Cathedral." So, naturally, when I read your poem, I experienced an extra special bit of joy. Very nice writing. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 2:53:00 AM
    Breath-takingly beautiful! Congratulations on your well deserved win, Lina. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 10/15/2009 12:36:00 PM
    Lena, congratulation on being one of the Poetry Soup contest winners. Way to go! I hope you are enjoying your wonderful honor. Keep on writing. Karen

  1. Date: 10/14/2009 11:25:00 AM
    Many congratulations in this 2009 contest, well done >> James

  1. Date: 10/14/2009 3:57:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the June,2009 contest sponsored by PoetrySoup Lena. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 10/14/2009 12:52:00 AM
    Congrats on your success Lene in PS contest.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments & kind words

  1. Date: 10/13/2009 10:15:00 PM
    ><>~ Congratulations on your poem. Great work and well deserved. Thanks for your kindness and am looking forward to reading more of your work. Catch you up the trail ~<><

  1. Date: 10/13/2009 7:29:00 PM
    Hi Lena Congrats on your winning poem in the finals! I'm so happy for you. Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 9/26/2009 5:14:00 PM
    Just wanted to drop in and add to my other comment. Congratulations on making it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 2:34:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through the first round.Wishing you the best in the finals Lena. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 1:24:00 PM
    Lena, Congratulations on getting through the first round of the poetry contest with your great verse! Luck and love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/11/2009 8:33:00 AM
    Congrats on your featured write. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 7/11/2009 5:20:00 AM
    Hey, I love your theme, thrust & tone.What a wonderful piece! You are such a great poet. Please keep writing & congratulations on your excellent piece being featured dis week. Great you Lena!

  1. Date: 7/10/2009 9:46:00 AM
    Reading the comments, i noticed that this jewel has been featured TWICE!! No wonder why!! Congratulations on being featured this week! A deserved recognition, Lena! Ruben.

  1. Date: 7/10/2009 12:02:00 AM
    Lena, congrats on your feature...Raul

  1. Date: 7/6/2009 11:12:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem>>James

  1. Date: 7/6/2009 6:59:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Lena. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/5/2009 10:41:00 PM
    Congratulations on your featured poetry this week. Great job. Ernilando

  1. Date: 7/5/2009 7:25:00 PM
    I got lost in your words not something that happens often .. wonderful write that spoke to my heart .. congrates on being featured this week you certainly deserved it with this piece I loved it .... Love Jayne