Jasper in the Sun
Trees petition Nature in artful display dressed among strokes of landscape green, cliffs presented in sheaths of gray, afternoon clouds crowding a skylight blue, stream’s surface reflecting diamond-glints aside the highway and Rocky Mountains ebb and flow like a tidal wave of mist surrounding an asphalt path, words unable to escape, the awe of verbiage caught in our throats, heralded by the strut of bighorn sheep; our holiday a feast, as tourists we inhale sights and sounds, cameras recording.
© Richard L. Provencher
Published April 2011 by Paragon 1V Journal
Department of English, Memorial University
St. John’s, Newfoundland