Lifelet: Arches National Park

As our escape from Seattle dreary weather in 2010 continued from our quick visit to Capitol Reef National Park, we entered Arches National Park.

I got a little carried away with this video because I was so taken by the stark beauty of the Arches and the Elders. As the clouds moved slowly across the landscape the rock sculptures were almost moving with the dance of the changing light.

At the beginning of our trip we’d come across the book Water, Rock & Time which is a photographic record of Zion National Park. Throughout the Utah National Parks, you can see the dance of water, weather, rock, gravity and time. I was moved to write some poetry but would be hard pressed to beat this gift:

Travel Haiku – Arches National Park

Arches National Park
frozen in their dance
the shapely rocks

Arches National Park
i stretch my hands into an arc
to dance

Arches National Park
inspiring me to dance
rocks of all shapes and sizes

Arches National Park
still at their work
the winds

Arches National Park
nature’s hands
in the winds

Arches National Park
i choreograph a
rocky dance

As you observe the world today, what are the arches that bridge the patterns of your life?

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