Lookin' at Lava

Lookin' at Lava

Lookin' at Lava:  Poems Inspired by the Grand Canyon of the Colorado is 70 full color pages celebrating one of the great natural wonders of the world.

Lookin' at Lava

Lookin' at Lava

Lookin' at Lava:  Poems Inspired by rafting the Grand Canyon of the Colorado is available internationally by clicking here and on amazon.com.

Excerpts from Lookin' at Lava

Excerpts from Lookin' at Lava

From “An Adventure Was In Store:”

It was nineteen-ninety-seven,

And an adventure was in store:

A two week chance to see a canyon

That I’d never seen from its floor.

These poems began pouring from me

As the adventure drew to a close.

They seemed better able to capture

The experience than just simple prose.

 

From “The Act and The Art of Descending:”

A theme of this canyon for me

Has been the act and the art of descending.

The many forms have struck me:

Going down, cutting through.

Flowing, falling, dropping.

 

From “Lookin’ at Lava:”

At the mouth of Prospect Canyon

sits the Lava Rapid Fall.

It's reputation preceded it;

over our group it cast its pall.

Not even explanations

of debris flows historic and new

Could distract us from thoughts of water

and whether we'd make it through.