Red rocks here,
Crimson rocks there,
Colorful rocks everywhere,
Standing tall, with pride, and proud,
Is this Mars?
Or am I on another planet similar?
I kept my eyes closed,
Trying to savior the unearthly splendor,
Wishing the dream will last longer,
Then, I heard the soothing sound of running water,
Where did I stumble on a creek so clear, I wonder?
Now I remember,
It is right outside, where air is fresher,
I open my eyes right away, in a hurry
Taking in the sight of Cathedral Rock, with hunger,
He is right there,
Just outside of the window,
Standing by my side,
That is why I slept so soundly –
I am in the arms of Sedona,
A magic land filled with colorful rocks, my love!
If you can call this is a poem, this is my second one. The very first one “came” to me when I was in Girdwood, Alaska (post #69). At the time I posted it, I asked whether you thought it was a poem. Thank God you guys were so kind and encouraging!
Here I am, in Sedona, Arizona.
I have been here before, twice, but each only stayed a couple of days. The red rocks left such a strong impression that on my way back home to North Carolina I decided to stay in Sedona for a while – a few months! In this way, I could see red rocks, my favorite everyday!
Indeed I can see red rocks, everyday, without even leaving my room! From Craigslist, I rent a room in a house. The first time I saw the place, even though it is tiny, I fell in love! The view is spectacular – Cathedral Rock, one of the most photographed land marks of Sedona, is standing right outside of the glass-sliding door! The title picture was taken right from my back yard.
So, the following posts will be, mostly, about Sedona. You can be certain that I will hike every trail I can manage here – there are more than 300 miles of trails, I was told. 🙂
PS. my photo website: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/qing-yang.html