Friday, October 22, 2010

Valley Wall

the valley walls, scoured hard
climateric rain and ice dam breaking
single-day flood that made this canyon



rough rock subsumed in moss
millennia after natural like nothing happened
and someone just painted us green



sea-tides come so far as to touch
feet of silken waterfalls, a shore of
an older, different ocean, unremembered



Images from Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area, OR, February 2010

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2 Comments:

Blogger Elisabeth said...

Glorious green moss, Art, like felt gloves on branches. Lovely.

4:44 AM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...

That's the beauty of the temperate coastal rainforest, there in Oregon. It's always green, even in winter.

100 miles or more inland, it's high desert again.

10:25 AM  

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