The Canyon Wren

I stand alone in silence
Lost in years again
and dwell upon the Canyon
with my lonely desert friend.
He sings to me through seasons,
and drifting summer winds
in notes that skip like pebbles
sprinkled from the rim.
His solo praises majesty
accenting the divine
in a warbled pitch that resonates
spiraling through time.
Music fills the canyon with everlasting love,
like a timeless sanctuary
filled with blessings from above.
Solitude surrounds his sound
as the river starts to sing
and walls bow down and worship
the creator of all things.
Uniting us forever, his spirit is the wren
a doxology of praises
in a world without end.

About this poem

The Canyon Wren's song is a beautiful haunting melody transporting me through a moment of experiences hiking Grand Canyon.

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Written on September 27, 1990

Submitted by Supaisue on October 29, 2022

Modified on March 18, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 628
Words 116
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 22

Sue Wilkinson

I grew up in Buffalo, New York and currently reside in Southern California. I am married, and my special interests include hiking, surfing, river rafting and singing. more…

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  • jim.rainey
    A beautiful narrative about the canyon and the canyon wren and the everlasting. I enjoyed reading it; a soft rhyme scheme, almost unnoticeable.
    LikeReply10 months ago


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