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A Cliff Dwelling

There sandy seems the golden sky
And golden seems the sandy plain.
No habitation meets the eye
Unless in the horizon rim,
Some halfway up the limestone wall,
That spot of black is not a stain
Or shadow, but a cavern hole,
Where someone used to climb and crawl
To rest from his besetting fears.
I see the callus on his soul
The disappearing last of him
And of his race starvation slim,
Oh years ago - ten thousand years


Tell me what you think.

"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper."-Robert Frost



"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."
- William Shakespeare

4 comments:

My favorite line of this is "I see the callus on his soul"...

The place is mysterious as no one knows there all these people went... 10,000 years ago - yet their buildings still stand...

Click to see some Cliff Dwelling Pictures

February 11, 2009 at 8:10 AM  

People fade and waste, but our buildings and monuments remain.

February 11, 2009 at 9:56 AM  

Thank you for the comment you left. Washington Irving said it pretty well.

February 11, 2009 at 10:47 AM  

Your welcome!

February 11, 2009 at 1:46 PM  

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