Blessing Of The Rings
By Gregory Hobbs
Toss a pebble in a pool,
random concentric circles migrate
from the source of all encompassing.
From these beginnings these circles
have no endings, travelling through
space and time on a raft passing through
prehistoric sand dunes, hung with spider
webs, swallow nests, and Moki steps.
Two seeds fall into a niche
and two ponderosa grow side by side,
who or when or why or how are paired
in the where of the CanyonLands.
Heart and source,
soul and reason,
Gregory Hobbs has been doing river trips with Holiday since 2006. He has gone on six river trips with us, but the only one he returned for was the Cataract Canyon trip in Canyonlands National Park. I think it’s safe to say, based off this poem and his return trip, that Cataract may have been his favorite trip.