Daily Archives: September 18, 2013

Too Much Here For One To See

I look to the sky and the blazing sun
Feeling like I’ve arrived, the only one
 
This place before me feels like home?
Should I never leave here, no longer roam?
 
God must have painted here, these very tones
Man has not touched this place nary a stone
 
Sitting, I gaze upon this beautiful place
Content, I wish to stay, leave the race
 
How is it that a site can affect me so?
I couldn’t retreat now if I wanted to go
 
I wonder aloud, here am I intended to be?
Perfect; sky, water, rock, quiet and me?
 
Feeling privileged as if near the Creator
My senses are whet like never before
 
There’s an urgency I feel but it’s odd
Like I can wait here looking, to see God
 
Wait I do, frozen really on this grassy lea
In time, I notice all, He is revealed to me
 
With sweeping glance again and again
I see there’s more than when I began
 
How could this be here, in its entirety?
Bigger, better, more efficient than any city
 
Hours seem to cram themselves into seconds
Astutely aware I long for time at this expanse
 
I came in by myself but do not feel alone
Arising, I wish to visit with each stone
 
All at once I wish to share this place
While wanting here, to witness just my face
 
I work to move among the vast scenery
Noting that maybe mans not meant entry
 
Time nor distance measure my rate
Only light or the lack of it track my fate
 
Once upon the floor of this earthly dimple
Closer inspect confirms my race, so simple
 
The beauty is all at once overwhelming
But still, nothing I’ve known more calming
 
Wandering among the divine, peace is mine
Hoping this space is the same for all time
 
The symmetry of societal plans exists away,
Away from this pastoral valley further today
 
Time is still, so am I, as it should be
For there’s too much here for one to see
 
Only the land prevents me from deliberating
Tranquil, I visit, the sound of my heart pulsating
 
Looking up I see water falling freely down
I feel no sound; don’t know where I’m bound
 
The flow disappears on the distant horizon
I move to the spot I keep my eyes on
 
Asking I wonder what I came here to see
It seems in this freedom I am finding me
 
The air is cooler the water again I spy
Calm at the base after the traverse so high
 
This cool spot wasn’t visible a while back
How long I enjoy it, I’ve simply lost track
 
Were there limits on the time I should spend?
It’s been night once since and I see no end
 
Then I wonder what pieces of this site
Will witness the sun setting tonight
 
I can’t guess the distance, or the time
Any checks vanish amid this nature sublime
 
Only the natural around including all sound
This freedom is true, the definition I’ve found
 
Waves of orange and red light another day’s end
In awe, man’s place I figure as God would intend
 
I close my eyes this time in hopes of a dream
Recounting this heavenly place aside a stream
 
This man, in awesome wonder, stops by free
Wishing all could encounter such majesty