Tag: Alberta

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Arc of the Earth, Smokey River Valley, Rocky Mountains, Alberta, Canada

The Mere Fact of Existence

Feeling the arc of Earth
Below me
Atmosphere
Thick with sky

Crossing terrain and distance
The minutes pass as days once did
For greater men than me
When only Prometheus
Had tested the sky

The land rolls by
All the while stoking awe

Not just for historical men
Bound to Earth
Also for this small speck of stone
This mote of blue
With its invisible billions
In an incomprehensible emptiness

Then, awe too for this small speck of flesh
His hubris of no small magnitude
Believing he matters at all
For the mere fact of knowing his existence

His feeble attempt for eternity
Words released into the twin fantasies
Of consciousness and silicone

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Valley Flow, Maligne Valley, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

Valley ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #174

Through the valley
Between the rocky mounts
Where days go by
Too fast to count

Then what remains
But moments lost
In timeless frame

I let them go
And count no more

Just live them all

In endless flow
So none pass by

For none remorse
Nor row against
The river’s course

The ripples
And the rapids play
The challenges
Of every day