Salt River Canyon
Do you hear the long gone voices as they echo off the rock?
Does your heart begin to quicken at the keening of the hawk?
Does your soul seek out the rhythm of ancient chants & song?
Do you feel at rest here, like you’ve come back where you belong?
It’s the canyon’s ancient people that are welcoming you again
They raise their voices in celebration of a circle without end
They’ve kept a fire burning in the hope that as you roam,
you would stop to hear the hawk’s cry & let it lead you home
You’ll find peace here in the canyon & its healing waters, too
Stand here in the rushing current, you’ll soon feel brand new
In the water, silt & red clay, ancient energies still surge
Go ahead & dance to the ancient rhythms, give in to the urge
Sit & rest here on these rocks a while & offer up a silent prayer
then tuck these moments in the pocket of your soul to revel in anywhere
For once you’ve stood in the Salt & let it fill both soul & heart
You’ll carry the canyon with you & never quite depart
© July 2003
Copyright © Catherine Devine | Year Posted 2005
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