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High Silence – Slow Prayers

Entering these mountains
between cool canyon walls
and sun-warmed rock faces,
my level of gratitude

With perseverance and trust,
pines hold fast;
to seams in the slabs,
to breaks in the boulders,
along bulges of rounded rock,
growing roots and branches
like slow prayers.

Waiting with patience and trust,
and inspired by this faith observed,
may I learn from these pines;
while listening 
in the high silence
for an answer
from a quiet voice.

©  2014  Richard Havenga

Photo Locations:

1. Cedar Breaks National Monument, (Cedar Breaks) Utah 

2. Muddy Gap, Carbon County, Wyoming (Wyoming)                           

3. Estes Park, (Estes Park) Colorado