Friday, November 07, 2014

A Challenge Poem, Transforminng Nature

On My Wild Side
My horse, made of steel
It drinks gas and belches smoke
Not one grain of oat
My canyons, secure 
Steel beams, enclosed and girded
Rivers of people

My instincts, run wild
Silicon valley produced
Flash memories know

Poem Copyright, © 2014 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Picture Credits:
 - Top:  Harley Davidson Superlow, 1200T (Touring)  Although I still have a motorcycle endorsement on my driver's license I haven't ridden one of my own since our youngest child, Karen, was born in the 70's.  I did have one and rode it at the time of our marriage.
 - Center:  New York City streets in 1936, near the present World Trade Center area.  Wikipedia, Radio Row-Berenice Abbott, Public Domain, (Link)
 - Bottom:  Copyright, © 2012 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved.  (I paid $5.00 for this old Underwood electric back when the college where I was teaching phased out typewriters in favor of computers with keyboards.)
I am linked with Hanna at the Real Toads, Transforming Friday with Nature's Wonders.
 - Hannah's challenge was to " include these canyons in your could be the setting, color, sound quality or even explore the canyon in metaphor - the choice is yours."
 - The Canyon that Hannah referred to was Antelope Canyon in Arizona.  It "was formed by erosion of Navajo Sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding and secondarily due to other sub-aerial processes. Rainwater, especially during monsoon season, runs into the extensive basin above the slot canyon sections, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. Over time the passageways eroded away, making the corridors deeper and smoothing hard edges in such a way as to form characteristic 'flowing' shapes in the rock." (for more, see the Wikipedia article, here)

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At Friday, November 07, 2014 12:34:00 PM, Blogger Gail said...

I enjoyed your approach. Well done!

At Friday, November 07, 2014 12:42:00 PM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

Seems we have given up the terrain of our ancestors for the steel beamed structures of the city.

At Friday, November 07, 2014 1:13:00 PM, Blogger brudberg said...

Maybe at the end we will be canyon dwellers just like our ancestors... just in steel and oil instead.

At Friday, November 07, 2014 1:31:00 PM, Blogger Hannah said...

I'm glad you found a way to explore the canyons, Jim. Thank you for joining the challenge today!

At Friday, November 07, 2014 2:52:00 PM, Blogger Wolfsrosebud said...

truly a different type of canyon

At Friday, November 07, 2014 6:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cityscape canyons... not as pretty

At Friday, November 07, 2014 7:18:00 PM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

Jim, this is an intriguing response to the prompt - city canyons,.,,,,,,not quite as spiritual! Though I suppose that depends upon the person:)

At Friday, November 07, 2014 10:52:00 PM, Blogger Vandana Sharma said...

A canyon of city buildings with its dwellers.

At Saturday, November 08, 2014 8:27:00 AM, Blogger audrey` said...

It was only yesterday when I thought to myself that I had not been on a motorcycle before. My child had rode on one, Dr Jim :)

At Saturday, November 08, 2014 10:31:00 AM, Blogger Ella said...

How clever is this canyon! I love how you conjured up so many structures and insight!

At Monday, November 10, 2014 11:04:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

Love your take on the prompt


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