Jemez Mountains Meditation

 

The brown scrub oak leaf

splits a boulder like an axe.

Pine needle flattens widest rock.

A snowflake pocks the hardest stone.

The blue juniper berry crumbles

whole mountains into shards.

An antís footsteps carve out

riverbeds without end.

One raindrop sharpens a peakís

dull edge.

Stardust explodes a canyon wall.

The weight of rainbows holds

continents in place.

 

 

25 November 1994

 

 

[Published in The Dance Of Yellow Lightning Over The Ridge:

Poems 1993-1997. © 1998 by Jim Cohn.]

 

 

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