Nizhoni, walk in beauty and harmony

bernardtwindwilGranddad & story teller,
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Nizhoni, walk in beauty and harmony

by bernardtwindwil

If I can show you the sacred mountains

you will believe in what I say

watch the bright shafts of moonbeams

making shadows, lighting pathways

in the desert, we're hardly breathing

because the beauty is so profound

I reach my hand out to you gently

you take it smiling tenderly

while no one's watching but, you and me

with you beside me, it makes me cry,

it makes me wonder at starlit skies,

knowing that, you will be with me

now and forever in folds of time.

words lose meaning when we are gazing

at great creations, at unknown forces

beyond understanding with our small minds

what preacher's blessing, or ornate pageantry

can explain the mystery that's so sublime

we cannot borrow, or grant in boon to,

or lose by carelessness, this regal gift

we see the majesty of our world

Coyote howls it has great meaning

I hear creatures keening, communing caution

while we are standing on our path

it's wrapped in harmony, and jewels of turquoise

they're set in silver just like the moon

encircling your face

If you have visions as yet unborn

please share them with me

I am yours

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a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil Wow I was way off. I've been to Yellowstone and Yosemite. I grew up in Switzerland, though technically I'm American. I really should travel back there some time.

a year agoReply
Very beautiful

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a year agoReply
@erofaer #22-Oilwells on Navajo Nation land in Colorado. #22 Shiprock New Mexico #23 Sonoran Desert Park in Arizona #25 Canyon de Chelly and #29 Zion National Park in Utah. The nickname of New Mexico is "The Land of Enchantment". I also love the Alps. The soaring peaks with idyllic rural valleys secreted in their bosoms. I am countrytom on Wattpad. Go see Chaco Canyon National Park and Mesa Verde National Park. Your awe is guaranteed​.

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@bernardtwindwil Wow. That's romantic. And I was thinking of the middle east! I knew a woman who grew up in New Mexico, she said the desert there was the most amazing thing she can remember. Number 29, I might be wrong. It looks like an area near a bedouin camp I stayed at. I've barely travelled in the US, I really should. The mountains I know best are in Switzerland :), my home, I guess. Do you happen to have a Wattpad account?

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller,
a year agoReply
@erofaer This poem was inspired by the feelings I have had for my wife of 41 years. My other great love is the American Southwest. We both worked for the Indian Health Service on reservations in Arizona and New Mexico. We still own a ranch there. In those mountains, magic is afoot. Tell me which slide and I will try to remember where it comes from. Most of them are from the Chiricahua Mountains, Canyon de Chelly, and Saguaro National Monument.

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a year agoReply
This reminded me of Wadi Rum, in Jordan. I might be wrong, but one of the pictures you used looks like it. What inspired this poem?