Sunrise over the Grand Canyon’s North Rim

I froze this photo from a video we took while on a vacation in Sept.,2013 to The Grand Canyon’s North Rim in Arizona. photo credit: Joyce E. Johnson

Standing near the edge

 of a precipice rock face

viewing the Canyon’s crater

over this massive hallowed space

there rises with slow ascent

a crowning glow of light

piercing still and quiet skies,

sunbeams’ penetrating bright

rays that break through forest trees

leaning over canyon cliffs

like bowing subjects to nature’s throne

 waiting dawn’s announced decree.

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Joyce E. Johnson © 2013

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