Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

Machu Pichu

Sheri Fresonke Harper Avatar Sheri Fresonke Harper - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Machu Pichu which was written by poet Sheri Fresonke Harper. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Sheri Fresonke Harper

Best Sheri Fresonke Harper Poems

+ Fav Poet

Machu Pichu

A staff is more than handhold, its worn
to the grasp, trust in what fell down from above.

The llama's sure foothold fits like our staffs
in the rocks climbing upward to the top to the sky.

We risk the blaze of sun, for the wide wings of condor
soaring, spiraling, hunting for a meal, never assured

except for his hold on the sky, flight, supreme
over the rocks and tumbles and worn out straw

of season of cold passing into days of warmth.
The spindle clatter, the roil and curve of weft needle

a prayer to on high, like the spirals of rock to the sky
the sun speaking to us at feet, these are complete

to the rest and remain of our escape to safety
in the cradle of our summer retreat, waiting for stars

to fall among us, waiting for stars to carry us away
from homes built within a circle of spires, three spires

to bring the ley lines of power into our grasp, to offer
escape from the dust and dung we live in, amazed.

Copyright © Sheri Fresonke Harper

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 1/18/2014 11:37:00 PM
    I love all the layers in this poem and how tiny threads run through them all. Very nicely done.

    Harper Avatar Sheri Fresonke Harper
    Date: 1/19/2014 4:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Gary, Machu Pichu is very picturesque
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 7:10:00 AM
    Hi, Sheri. Glad to get acquainted. I see you are a person of imagination, or did you actually scale the heights? I'm old now, but in the past I've been wild about such places - read everything on Atlantis I could find. Your piece is mysterious and romantic. Love it. daver

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 12:51:00 AM
    wow, I can see you really DO love Machu picchu and are able to write about it in more detail than I did. Were you able to see it in person? that would be so awesome. Congrats for the win I see you got. Well deserved.

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 9:31:00 PM
    Hi Sheri, thank you for the wonderful poem and stunning imagery in my "7 wonders of the world contest." CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thanks for the support. Take Care & Good Night ;-) ~LINDA

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 8:33:00 PM
    You are an excellent writer, I'm really impressed by your very sophisticated and passionate descriptions. Congratulations, one of my favorites for sure.

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 8:19:00 PM
    Sheri, congrats with your 7 wonder poem <3 LUV ~*~SKAT

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 7:13:00 PM
    Congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 12:59:00 PM
    Beautiful ..congratulations

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 11:46:00 AM
    congrats on a fine win Sheri

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 11:39:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Sheri~A.O

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 9:08:00 PM
    Hi Sheri, Your writing is full of symbols and imagery...this is a very beautiful poem and I like it very much.As a matter of fact it is professionally written.

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 2:11:00 PM
    awesome write, my friend. congrats to you : )

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 4:06:00 PM
    God bless you on your journey far into a world some how bizzare. Where others lived so long ago. A history we have come to know. White knuckles and some shaking knees. An aspiration to appease. Enjoyed going on your journey with you Sheri. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 9:26:00 AM
    very nice write wishes...

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 7:14:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your contest entry..Reads like winning material to me..Thanks for stopping by my work..Your reviews were uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 1:07:00 AM
    GREAT job with your wonder write! This is one place I sure hope to see one day. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 12:04:00 PM
    a wonderful poem ~*~SKAT

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 2:51:00 PM
    Love this wonderful poem,Sheri:) A great story poem indeed! Keep that poetic pen working.Hugs and Love,Arild

  1. Date: 4/9/2013 1:02:00 PM
    that's a beautiful expressed story poem, I enjoyed reading it,God bless you. Hugs!Erich

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 9:22:00 PM
    You have beautifully sketched the scenic beauty of the Himalayan heights with paint of hardship and difficulties which prevails for the Lamas as well the creatures that live here and soar high on such lofty heights to find something to survive. Amazingly beautiful Poem Harper. I have one of my Poems on Tibet and hope you would like to read it 'Take me away but I promise to sing a Song'. Love and best wishes..Ravindra