Where the Earth heaves up

Where the Earth heaves up
Here and there the elements conspire
Like where the Earth heaves up
And breathes out strange beauties
From its belly of fire

Like here, where the fires burned
In Yellowstone
And the sky shone purple
Above the sun’s yellow, turned

I wonder at this home of mine
This strange Earth and all its glories
As yet unseen by my failing eyes
And many will I never see, to which I am resigned

Norris Geyser Basin
Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming, United States of America

Taken during travels, 1996