Monday, February 27, 2012

Don Kingfisher Campbell

Joshua Tree Trip

smiles in the car
two hours later arrive
petroglyphs on rocks

balance ourselves beside
boulders that dwarf us
we stroll hand-in-hand

past the many arms
of Joshua, single-fingered
Yucca, sit on stone “benches”

view Coachella Valley vista
Palm Springs tiny buildings
haze over Salton Sea

San Andreas Fault
pose with peaks
climb edges, bark

at the bluest sky
while nature’s personalities
show in formation

volcanic birthplace
rising and defeated limbs
perform poetry to space

Buddha-like mountains
silent sentinels patiently
outlast manmade windmills