Cathedral Mountain

(Brewster County, Texas)


It rises from the bleak landscape

like bony hands

wringing in hard prayer.


The elements worship there,

cracking open their hymnals

of rock, mouthing in silence


their verses of ice and fire.

Of rock is the belfry, of rock

the dark bells soundlessly ringing


in absolute stillness, tugged

by the howling blind sexton

of the wind.

Larry D. Thomas

Photo Sandy Sage

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8 Responses to DESERT WEEK

  1. Barbara Estinson says:

    Cathedral Mountain is so photogenic! Desert week sounds interesting. Good morning, Sandy!

  2. Di Anne Lewis says:

    Oh my, Sandy, how perfect is your photo and Larry Thomas’s poem for today’s celebration of your Dad’s life. As I write, I see all of you gathered together in your “Living In Paradise” home; I’m quite sure your Dad’s Chihuahuan Desert birds & animals are gathered today in celebration too ~ ~ ~

  3. Jesse says:

    oooo Desert Week, I think this is a first for Craigfactor I think. Excellent poem 🙂

  4. Kathy says:

    I love the poem and the beautiful mountain! 🙂

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