Becoming Soft (Haiku)

Awesome post in response on the Carpe Diem Haiku Kai prompt “canyon”!

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Grand_Canyon_Beauty. Wikimedia.

becoming soft /
the evening canyon /
cooling to blue //

canyon at noon /
rocks and sun merge as one /
all light, no color //

Eagle Rock, Grand Canyon. Wikimedia.Above: Eagle Rock, Grand Canyon. Top: Grand Canyon in 2012. Wikimedia.

Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: Canyon.  I was so fortunate to visit the Grand Canyon many years ago.  One thing I had not anticipated: during mid-day, the view of the canyon is sort of “bland”. When the sun is directly overhead, the rocks lose their color.  The best canyon views and canyon photos seem to come in the morning and evening when the rocks give up their intense reds and purples. 


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