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Leave Them in Peace
by Barbara Spring

Thursday, July 24, 2003

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The ancients.

Leave Them in Peace


 


Canyon winds through bristle cone pines


condors soar below


ancient people laid in caves


a mystery to us now.


 


Leave their bones in peace


their split twig bighorn sheep


clay pots, spears


spirals incised in stone


petroglyphs of antlered dancers.


 


Spirits from the other world


swirl in vermilion rocks


deepest indigo,


 black and white.


 You must not go


to these holy places


where canyon winds blow.


 


In the time it took our spiral galaxy


to turn once around


Grand Canyon formed.


 


The ancient ones knew its worth and


what it was for.


 

The Wilderness Within
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Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/26/2003
Very glad I visited your site tonight. This is a beautiful piece.
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 7/24/2003
Excellant and TRUE...Leave Them In Peace!
~Nikki~
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