PHOENIX RISING JULY P.A.D. TRAVELOG – DESTINATION: POETRY (GRAND CANYON)

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the state of Arizona in the United States. It is contained within and managed by Grand Canyon National Park, the Kaibab National ForestGrand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, the Hualapai Tribal Nation, the Havasupai Tribe and the Navajo Nation. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of preservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited it on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery.

The expanse, the color spectrum, the depth. Nature is all-inspiring and awesome! Write from the Grand Canyon! 

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14 thoughts on “PHOENIX RISING JULY P.A.D. TRAVELOG – DESTINATION: POETRY (GRAND CANYON)

  1. connielpeters

    Something More Grand than the Canyon

    The sun
    lit up the canyon walls
    in rich browns and sepia.

    I had been to the Grand Canyon before
    with my husband and kids.
    We just walked along the paths,

    looking, not hiking or exploring
    that I would have preferred.
    This time wasn’t much different.

    Except, we had Vanessa with us.
    She can’t walk or talk,
    but she can communicate.

    What she communicated,
    when we wheeled her up
    to the lookout spot,

    with her wide eyes,
    huge smile, her oohs and ahs,
    I’ll never forget.

    For the honor
    of taking her to the canyon,
    I felt privileged.

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  2. William Preston

    GRAND CANYON

    The trip to the rim’s worth the climb:
    for the price of some sweat and some grime
    I’m enthralled by the splendor
    and powers that render
    this marriage of color and time.

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  3. BOTTOMS UP

    High above the chasm wide,
    you stand one stride from the bottom.
    No fall you can recall could fill
    you with such exhilaration.
    It’s to die for!

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  4. July 11 – The Grand Canyon

    The Overlook

    They have this thing at the Canyon
    An overlook with glass for a floor
    When you walk out on it
    It’s like walking on air
    Then when you look down
    Well, that’s another story
    Seriously
    I mean, seriously
    Not for me, don’t you know
    Not for me

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  5. […] PHOENIX RISING JULY P.A.D. TRAVELOG – DESTINATION: POETRY (GRAND CANYON) […]

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  6. Canyon Fever

    Years ago, our friend rode
    a donkey around the canyon.
    Happily, this practice
    was discontinued
    before we got there. Viewing
    striated red rocks of beauty,
    my husband suggested
    a helicopter ride. Ah,
    but it was not to be. You see,
    before the ride, we sat
    in an Imax theater watching
    the tour we were going to take,
    getting sicker by the minute.
    We did not fly over the canyon.
    Simply looking at the Grand Canyon
    was spectacular
    from any point of view.

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  7. […] written for Phoenix Rising, Day 10: Grand Canyon […]

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