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A silence of thrilling magnitude surrounds it
Rich with wondrous beauty, depth
God lives here, He has crafted every stone.
Gazing in awe at panoramas breathtaking beauty
Amazing valley of desolate space, and yet
Surrounded by crimson ridges of jagged sculpture.
Art embodied a wash of color, angles, movement
Yet the air still as sleep in blanket of azure
There is a scent of dust thick as rock and time.
Rising up toward heaven, sheer cliffs and towers
Like an undersea landscape transposed to land
Standing frozen and transfixed in nature’s shrine
God’s pallet painted this canvas pure upon flawed earth
In its presence we seem but a speck of dust on statue
Sedona, gift of peace displayed in shadow and mountain.
Karen Quinn 1999 – rev. 2013